There were sighs of relief as the special session ended promptly at 6:00 Wednesday night.
“We leave here tonight being able to defend what we’ve done, and being able to explain to the people of Louisiana that we did what we were asked here to do,” House Speaker Taylor Barras told the lower chamber.
Senate President John Alario, though, sighed with frustration at the end.
“I want to apologize to you for what happened here tonight,” a tearful Alario told the upper chamber. “That’s not the way to conduct the people’s business.”