The pace of things to come at the Louisiana State Capitol

What happens when you take a Louisiana Legislature that’s earning a reputation for dysfunction and tell its members they have just nine weeks to do a job that usually takes three months?

The end result could be fantastic.

Goodwill—even if it’s forged by the pressures of politics—would be a welcome addition to the Capitol. And it would definitely serve as a “wave of momentum,” as Gov. John Bel Edwards put it in a speech this week, to transition lawmakers away from the ongoing regular session and into the second special session of the year. (Or rather the ninth session of this term!)…

 

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