Louisiana legislators return to a politically fractured state Capitol for the start of a three-month regular session, where the state’s ongoing revenue crisis will remain unsolved as debates over education, health care coverage, gambling and the minimum wage will compete for the political spotlight.
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$6.8 billion - Total debt in Louisiana’s pension plan for state employees. Legislation filed for the upcoming session would create a “hybrid” plan for future state workers that includes a 401(k)-style investment account. (Source: The Associated Press)