2016 legislative session the longest in Louisiana history

Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, shows the strain of listening to endless testimony and debate during the current legislative session, which will end up being the longest in the state’s history. Photo by Justin DiCharia.

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — When the 2016 Louisiana Legislature withdraws on June 23 from its Statehouse entrenchment,following a second special session that begins today, it will have served 19 consecutive weeks, the longest weekly stretch in the legislative branch’s 204-year history.

Starting Feb. 14, it will have spanned three seasons of the year.

Read the story in The Shreveport Times