Barry Ivey’s back: No-show Louisiana lawmaker returns for budget vote

By Caitie Burkes

In spite of Rep. Barry Ivey’s request for an 11-day leave of absence from the Louisiana Legislature, the Baton Rouge Republican made an appearance in the House chamber on Wednesday (June 14) for a vote on House Bill 1, the $28 billion operating budgetfor the upcoming fiscal year. But he might not stick it out.

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