Governor: Louisiana Needs Tax Reform, Not ‘soundbites’


Governor: Louisiana needs tax reform, not ‘soundbites’

Responding to Republican resistance to his tax and spending plans, Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he’s willing to consider other ideas but warned that Louisiana “cannot deliver critical state services on political soundbites.”The Democratic governor said Louisiana’s leaders need to remedy the cycles of unstable state finances in this two-month regular session without falling into partisan talking points. The governor is pushing a tax overhaul that aims to end the budget gaps by more heavily taxing businesses.”This is the big moment. The structural deficits have gone on for too long. The resistance to doing what is …

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