Here is the official release from the governor's office:
Legislation that makes up the bulk of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ tax reform package was filed in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The Commercial Activity Tax ensures that all business entities in Louisiana pay their fair share of taxes, while protecting Louisiana’s small businesses. The C-A-T is part of a broad tax and spending reform package proposed by Gov. Edwards to avoid the fiscal cliff on July 1, 2018. More
The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards' plan to overhaul's Louisiana tax code is expected to be filed today. The measure has been referred to as a gross receipts or Commercial Activity Tax. Publisher of lapolitcs.com, Jeremy Alford, says there's very little support for this new tax on businesses.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says people should lighten up about controversial comments he made earlier this week about the state of Hawaii.When asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview Sunday on "This Week" about why he referred to Hawaii as an "island in the Pacific," Sessions responded "nobody has a sense of humor anymore."Sessions stirred up controversy this week when he referred to Hawaii as an "island in the Pacific" to conservative radio host Mark Levin on his program."I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president from the United States what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said on the program Tuesday.Sessions' comments were referring to the Hawaii judge who issued a nationwide restraining order on President Trump's revised executive order that calls for suspending the entire refugee program for 120 days and halting...