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Louisiana: Special Session Adjourns
February 23, 2017

Lawmakers concluded the special session late yesterday, after reaching an agreement on closing the state’s $304 million budget deficit. Legislators appropriated $99 million from the rainy day fund, made $82 million in spending cuts, and made adjustments to current spending levels in other departments. The deal aligns closely to the proposal set by Governor John Bel Edwards (D).

Find out more: Louisiana Legislature OKs Budget Deal Close to What Governor Proposed
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