GOP lawmakers give Governor Edwards tax plan a frosty reception
Posted on 4/24/2017 2:01:00 PM.
The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards plan to overhaul Louisiana's tax structure did not receive a warm reception from Republicans in the House Ways and Means committee. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the Commercial Activity Tax would raise over 400-million dollars in taxes on businesses, but the governor's plan also calls for a reduction in individual income taxes.
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Two proposed tax increases to benefit state roads pass House committee
Posted on 5/5/2015 11:55:00 AM.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved two proposed tax increases by Plaquemine Representative Karen St. Germain to help fund road and bridge projects in the state.  There is currently a $12 billion backlog of road improvements in the state.  
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