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Edwards will look to boost state's finances during special session

Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB) Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Governor John Bel Edwards will be looking to boost the state's finances during the second special session. 

According to the Governor's Office, the governor wants to raise an additional $600 million to prevent cuts to education and healthcare. 

Edwards has been meeting with lawmakers over the past week to build support. 

Some of the ideas to boost the state's finances that are on the table are scaling back on tax breaks and raising income taxes on some middle and upper income earners. 

The second special session starts Monday just 30 minutes after the regular session ends. 

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