Second Special Session of 2018 Called by Governor
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call Monday evening for the Legislature to convene the Second Extraordinary Session of 2018. The special session will convene at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, and it must adjourn by midnight on Monday, June 4, 2018. Gov. Edwards issued the call to address the $648 million budget shortfall recognized by the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC). According to the House Fiscal Office, on June 30, 2018, $1.4 billion in revenue is expiring. Some items listed in the call are: sales tax, business utilitiy tax, excess itemized reductions, personal income taxes along with nearly 30 other menu options for legislators to discuss.