Monday, March 07, 2016

House creeps at this petty pace

If they want John Alario to fix the budget for them, they'd better get him something to fix soon.
Still, almost all of the bills Edwards listed as priorities in his meeting with reporters failed to get out of the House. The state Senate waited around on Sunday night to receive tax bills from the House, but only one -- an alcohol tax increase -- ever ended up getting out of the lower chamber.

Eventually, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, sent his colleagues home. He said the House must get the Senate the tax bills by Monday for them to get fully through the process by the time the session ends.

"We haven't been able to consider anything," Alario said Sunday night. "Tomorrow is the last day. Tomorrow."

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