With time running short, Louisiana's lawmakers have moved the pieces of a budget-rebalancing deal into place.
But final passage of the plan to close a $304 million deficit remained far from certain.
The special legislative session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to eliminate the gap must end Wednesday.
The broad outlines of a negotiated deal between the House, Senate and governor were reached Monday by legislative leaders. But Republican House leaders acknowledged Tuesday they don't necessarily yet have the votes to pass it.