JBE SAVES MARDI GRAS: Not-so-special session delayed

LaPolitics embarking on annual Carnival break

Friday is the new deadline (instead of tomorrow) for the GOP-led House and the administration to forge a compromise on a special session, to be held before the regular session convenes.

What that means, most immediately, for all of us is that next week — Mardi Gras week — can officially be a holiday again. So do what you will, but please don’t do anything you wouldn’t want your momma to find out about.

The new start date for session-palooza appears to be Monday, Feb. 19, whether Republicans come to the proverbial table with a plan or not. It amounts to high-stakes politics for Gov. John Bel Edwards and lawmakers. We’ll touch a bit more on that in Thursday’s issue of LaPolitics Weekly for subscribers.

On that note, allow us to remind you that next week marks our annual Carnival break. We’ll be taking a step back from our newsletters, videos and podcasts to catch beads, chase chickens and fill up on the spirit of Mardi Gras.

We’ll be back in your inbox the week of Monday, Feb. 19. And apparently on the floors of the Legislature as well.

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