Experts say they don't expect major action from state lawmakers

Published: Apr. 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM CDT
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State lawmakers struggling to make big decisions. That's according to the Council for a Better Louisiana and Public Affairs Research Council.

They say they don't expect any major action during this session.

They say the big issue is the state's budget, and lawmakers still aren't sure what will be cut, even though something must go.

"It feels like there's kind of this pile over the legislature so that bills come up and they're being heard, but there's really not a lot of activity on a lot of these things,” says Berry Irwin, director of the Council for a Better Louisiana says. “There were a lot of TOPS bills and they're not really going anywhere, some bills on gun control and they're not really going anywhere. So I think the activity is going on, but I don't think there's a lot of major action coming out of there."

The session will end two weeks early so lawmakers can go into another special session to discuss the budget.