May 4, 2020 •
Louisiana Lawmakers Resume Regular Session
Louisiana lawmakers will resume their regular legislative session on May 4 to address budget issues and virus response legislation.
Despite the stay-at-home order in place through May 15, many legislators are ready to return for the remainder of session.
These final four weeks began March 9, and the session was postponed March 16.
Legislative leaders also anticipate a large financial gap from widespread unemployment, forcing down tax collections and oil prices.
Altogether, the next financial year, beginning July 1, is predicting between $500 million to $1 billion less in state funding.
With a session that must end June 1, many legislators are eager to use the available days to assist with economic recovery.
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