A special budget session is in the works to handle Louisiana budget FY2021

Governor all but certain session will be voted and take place

Associated Press
May 23, 2020 - 10:07 am
Special Session likely to address budget


(AP) — Louisiana’s Republican legislative leaders are planning a June special session.

They were circulating a petition Friday to set a lengthy agenda that would allow debate on the budget, taxes, fantasy sports betting and the coronavirus response.

It will be only the second time in state history that lawmakers have called themselves into a special session, rather than a governor.

The special session is expected to start immediately after the regular session ends on the evening of June 1 and could run the entire month.

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards says he knew lawmakers planned to convene a special session, and he didn't object.

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