LOUISIANA SPECIAL SESSION CONCLUDES Louisiana’s Special 30-day Legislative Session ended yesterday. The highlights --Lawmakers wound up agreeing to expand and extend business tax credits, exemptions and incentive programs. One of the largest tax breaks would benefit the gambling industry. It costs $11 million in the first year and grows annually.
The state’s budget bill a major outstanding issue headed into the final day of the session. At the conclusion of the Special Session- Governor Edwards remarked the outcome was not what was originally hoped for.