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Louisiana Legislature: An epic failure in learning

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Now that we’ve had a little more time to think about it, maybe we should ask state Rep. Rob Shadoin’s question anew: “Did we not learn anything in the last 60 days?”

The Ruston lawmaker’s query came two days after the Legislature ended a 60-day fiscal session in June without adopting an operating budget, a construction budget or the financing bill to pay for the projects.

Last-minute attempts at compromise failed after Republican House leadership balked, setting up a potential second go-round of the exact same arguments that led to the original stalemate.

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