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Lawmakers to spend the next 2 months at the Capitol for legislative session

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:30am

UPDATED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:20pm

Starting today, lawmakers will spend the next two months working to enact new laws and find a balance among controversial topics.

The 2013 Regular Legislative session will begin today, Monday, April 8, beginning at noon. So far the House has a total of 666 prefiled bills and the Senate has filed 235.

Session will wrap up no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

The big item this year is the budget with Governor Jindal hoping to do away with personal and corporate income taxes and a bump in the state’s sales tax. LSU recently released a survey revealing that nearly half of people think the proposal is a bad idea.

Some of the other pre-filed bills gaining early attention include a proposed a five cent tax on plastic bags, a bill requiring the LSU Board of Supervisors to offer football tickets to incoming freshmen, and a bill that allows schools to encourage parents to take parenting classes.

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