House fails to pass revenue measures

Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, was one of the GOP members who voted against a key revenue-raising measure to expand the state sales tax. The bill failed on the House floor Wednesday night. (Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)


By Matt Houston, Sarah Gamard & Katie Gagliano

The House failed to advance any revenue-raising measures to the Senate Wednesday night, and some lawmakers fear the the special session might end Thursday and delay resolution of the state’s budget crisis until June.

The key bill, authored by Rep. Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, would have extended a quarter of the one-cent added in 2016 to state sales tax until 2021. It failed, 67-38.

Read the story in the Bossier Press-Tribune.


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