Split among House GOP complicated efforts to work out deal

Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, opposed revenue bills in the House during the special session. (Photo: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Ryan Noonan, Natalie Anderson & Kaylee Poche

When the state faced a huge budget shortfall in 2016, Kenny Havard and Alan Seabaugh were among the Republican representatives who voted for a temporary penny increase in the state sales tax to fill the gap.

But now with that extra penny about to expire, Havard and Seabaugh were among the 27 Republicans who voted last Wednesday against a bill by a fellow Republican to extend just a quarter-cent of the sales tax.

Read the story in The Daily Advertiser.


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