Drew Broach

March 1, 2018

Special session on life support

The special legislative session is teetering on the brink of collapse after a crucial sales tax bill favored by Republicans was shot down Wednesday night, with only 38 of 105 House members voting for it (it needed 70 votes to pass).

Number of the Day

67 - Number of legislators who voted against House Bill 23 that would temporarily renew one-quarter of an expiring 1 percent sales tax and temporarily eliminate some sales tax breaks (Source: legis.la.gov)