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Louisiana: Regular Session Ends; Special Session Begins
June 07, 2016

Lawmakers adjourned the 2016 regular session late Monday without reaching an agreement on the state construction budget. The issue, as well as the lingering $600 million budget shortfall, will be considered in the special session that began immediately after the regular session adjournment. The special session is  expected to adjourn by June 23. The budget needs to be completed by July 1.

As the regular session ended, legislators did approve certain second-trimester abortions and prohibitions against forced Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, streamlined concealed carry permits for domestic violence victims, access to online screen names of registered sex offenders, and increased availability of medical marijuana.

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