Ron Henson

February 20, 2018

Edwards seeks tax compromise

Gov. John Bel Edwards kicked off another special session of the Legislature on Monday - his fifth since taking office in early 2016 - by calling for his Republican critics to join him in a compromise plan to stabilize the state budget by replacing most of the tax revenue that expires on June 30.

Number of the Day

$49,244 - Average teacher pay in Louisiana, compared to $50,949 for the Southern region and $58,064 nationally (Source: The Advocate)