Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana may have to have a special political convention.
This would be done to re-write the state constitution -- if he and the Legislature are not able to resolve ongoing fiscal problems.
The State Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy, initiated by the Legislature, presented final recommendations in November, and Edwards says he "embraces" many of them.
In specific, he said the temporary penny tax he imposed to meet urgent budget needs last year should go.
"It's a mistake to have the nation's highest sales tax," he said. The task force recommended ending the tax.
If a constitutional convention happens, it would be the first time in 25 years.
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