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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).

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