Lawmakers’ significant others aren’t going to be in love with the governor, as John Bel Edwards says he’s setting the special session to start Valentine’s Day.
“I expect to start on February the 14th and end no later than March the 4th.”
And more than a few of the lawmakers aren’t going to love the proposals, which will include tax increases.
“The need for additional revenue is now, and it’s acute,” Governor Edwards told the press Tuesday.
Governor Edwards said his meeting with House Speaker Taylor Barras was cordial, though the Republican was non-committal about how legislators will receive the proposals to alleviate the budget shortfalls.