Minden Press-Herald

Sunday
Sep 21st

Louisiana Legislature opens three-month session today

capitolwebBATON ROUGE — Louisiana's budget worries have lessened as the state's income has started to rebound from the recession, giving lawmakers more breathing room to bicker over other issues as they kick off their annual legislative session Monday.

The three-month regular session is a free-for-all, with legislators able to consider most any topic — except taxes. High-profile disputes already are burgeoning over whether to change educational standards, legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and raise the minimum wage.

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