After months of behind-the-scenes conversations and public posturing, Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to decide today whether to call the Legislature into a special session to deal with the state’s $1 billion fiscal cliff.
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$220 million - Annual revenue that would be generated by making one-fourth of the 1-penny sales tax permanent, which would plug less than 25 percent of the $1 billion fiscal cliff. (Source: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune)