House fails to pass revenue measures; special session in jeopardy

Rep. Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, failed Sunday to pass his sales tax expansion bill, signaling a premature end to the Legislature’s attempt to avoid the state’s $1 billion fiscal cliff. {Sarah Gamard)

By Sarah Gamard, Matt Houston and Ashley Wolf

In a stunning display of mistrust between Republicans and Democrats, the House failed Sunday to agree on any revenue-raising measures, all but killing the special legislative session that was called to deal with a looming $1 billion budget shortfall.

Read the story in The Bossier Press-Tribune.

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