La. Legislature

Wallis Watkins

2018 was a long year for Louisiana politics - with special sessions, a budget stalemate, elections, tariffs and more. We're looking back at some of the top stories of the past year.

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For the second time, the state Revenue Estimating Conference has rejected an increased budget forecast for this fiscal year and next.

Republican Speaker of the House Taylor Barras was the only member of the four person panel to reject economists' projections to increase the state's budget by $125 million for the current fiscal year.