Task Force gives governor recommendations for special session

Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne and Secretary of the Department of Revenue Kimberly Robinson (pictured from left to right) discuss the language of the Task Force’s recommendation for Gov. John Bel Edwards. Photo by Jack Richards.

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — The group of non-legislators given the responsibility of making Louisiana financially stable in the future Friday crafted recommendations for Gov. John Bel Edwards to include in his expected call for another special session that specifically will address the state’s looming budget deficit.

The Task Force on Structural Changes in the Budget and Tax Policy will not have a final report until September, but it drafted preliminary recommendations so the governor can focus the agenda of the special session that he indicates he may call on June 6.

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