Our Wingin' It Wednesday panel was a member down as Stafford Barnett was out of town, but Carol Ross and Warren Caudle tackled the following topics on this week's edition.

1. The special session rolls on with the looming fiscal cliff approaching. Will we have a deal before we sail ‘over the cliff’? Republicans vs Democrats as the debate over taxes takes center stage. Republicans are backing a sales tax renewal while many on the Democrat side are looking to make changes to the income tax brackets. Thoughts?

2. Trash problems in Lafayette with Republic Services delays on much of the south side. Do you think the $25/can/day penalty is the best way to keep things running on time?

3. A Louisiana high school is defending its ongoing AR-15 raffle ticket sale. What do you think about the decision?

4. Louisiana ranks as the ‘worst place to live’ in another national poll. Even worse than Mississippi.

Tune in to KPEL every Wednesday at 7 a.m. to hear the panel's take on national, state and local political topics.