House Appropriations chair warns of scare tactics by the governor
Posted on 9/15/2017 11:34:00 AM.

House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry says get ready to hear scare tactics coming from the governor’s office. In a video posted to his Facebook page, the Republican from Metairie says he expects Governor Edwards to start threatening cuts to important programs like TOPS.

"We all know he doesn't like TOPS anyway, but that will be cut if he doesn't get a billion plus dollars. I think after that, you're going to see services be next, anything that has to do with Now Wavers, anything that adversely affects people in Louisiana."

The state is facing a fiscal cliff, because a billion dollars in temporary sales taxes expire in July. The governor has been holding meetings with business leaders to come up with ways to make up for the loss of state revenue. Henry says the governor should be asking executives how the state can help their business grow, instead of what kind of taxes they can afford.

"This is obviously the worst form of economic development on the planet and it's going to continue to put is in a position where we're constantly looking for more money."

The governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Richard Carbo, says Henry is intent on continuing partisan gridlock in the House. Carbo says the governor is working with the House Speaker to come up with a bipartisan plan that doesn’t raise new revenue. But Henry says the governor is looking to keep a temporary one-cent state sales tax, instead of reducing state spending.

"He's going to call it a bridge, so we're going to bridge the gap for three years, as if in three years he's all of a sudden going to stop spending more money than we have. I think that's a cop out."

 
Cameron Henry, John Bel Edwards, budget, scare tactics



  • 5 key moments from Trump and Putin on Russian-US election interference

    Trump questions U.S. intelligence, saying he holds "both nation's responsible."
  • Senators dispute Trump's assessment of election hacking

    Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio both criticized the President's perceived ambiguity on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.
  • Trump tells Hannity Russians 'have no information on Trump'

    The president told the TV host U.S.-Russia relations are now in better shape.
  • The Note: After Trumpís performance, what next?

    The TAKE with MaryAlice Parks What happens now? Before the extraordinary press conference Monday, the German foreign minister said in an interview: "We can no longer fully rely on the White House." After President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin stood side by side, some Republican lawmakers, and Trump's intelligence chief, seemed to agree. A number of Republicans on Capitol Hill had strong words, calling Trump's performance "disgraceful," "bizarre," "a sign of weakness." But what comes next? Do they censure the president? Subpoena his advisers? Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for hearings and that the president be mandated to sit for an interview with the special counsel. Putin said Monday that courts should speak next. In democracies, final conclusions are delivered by trial. Of course, it will be hard for the U.S. to drag Russian actors before a judge, but it's worth remembering the indictment brought by the Justice Department last week was...
Provided by ABC News


Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy


This site powered by PromoSuite Interactive