Capitol Views: Frantic pace overtaking Louisiana Legislature

With lawmakers expected to adjourn the regular session over the next seven to 10 days, ahead of the scheduled June 4 end date, the voting and debating taking place inside the Capitol have reached a frenetic pace.

The House worked on legislation well into Wednesday evening before breaking and then reconvening this morning, less than 12 hours later. The Senate restarted debate as well and has recessed until 4:30 p.m.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, meanwhile, has been fielding interviews with national media outlets like CBS Evening News and Good Morning America about his administration’s decision notify 37,000 elderly and disabled people about the state’s budget uncertainty. Some of the warnings included language regarding potential nursing home evictions, which members of the House and Senate Republican delegations have labeled as scare tactics and premature in separate press conferences…

 

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