Special session reaches last day House can constitutionally pass measures to fix budget hole

Last day for House to pass measures

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Monday is the last day, constitutionally, that the House can pass measures through to fix the budget shortfall.

It is yet to be seen which measures will get through.

During Sunday's late night session, the House passed a tax on alcohol, but failed to pass a bill to increase a tax on business utilities.

The governor called that tax a no brainer, but expressed worry that the taxes are not "broad-based enough."

Some representatives agree.

The House and Senate are scheduled to meet Monday afternoon, at which time they will have a chance to revisit some of those other bills.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking.

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