Gov. Ewards set to release ad building support for his tax plan
Posted on 4/25/2017 3:24:00 AM.

It’s expected a 30 second commercial from Governor John Bel Edwards will hit the airwaves this week, promoting his budget plan. The governor is pushing a proposal to place a new tax on businesses while reducing individual income taxes. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says he doesn’t have much support from legislators.

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Baton Rouge lawmaker gives his views of the legislative session
Posted on 4/18/2017 3:08:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Representative Ted James says he supports Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax reform plan, which includes getting rid of tax incentives on big corporations and reducing personal income taxes. But the Democrat says the governor’s proposals have not gained a lot of traction among Republicans and there no alternatives at this point.More
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Study finds Governor Edwards' tax plan would give 95% of residents a tax cut
Posted on 4/12/2017 2:07:00 PM.

The Louisiana Budget Project has studied Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax plan and has determined 95% of Louisianans would receive a tax cut. LBP Executive Director Jan Moller says the top 5% of wage earners would pay higher taxes. 

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Governor Edwards lays out his priorities for 2017 session
Posted on 4/10/2017 2:59:00 PM.
The 2017 session is underway and Governor John Bel Edwards told lawmakers now is the time to pass long-term tax reform that provides budget stability, so Louisiana can better fund its priorities. Edwards is pushing a plan that would increase taxes on many businesses, but promises to lower taxes on most Louisiana residents.
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Even Democrats unsure about Governor's proposed tax plan
Posted on 4/10/2017 4:01:00 AM.

Even Democrats are unsure about the Governor John Bel Edwards ambitious tax plan that he’s asking lawmakers to pass during the legislative session. Edwards’ proposal calls for a new tax that would be placed on the state’s largest businesses. Minden Representative Gene Reynolds heads the state Democratic Caucus and says getting the necessary 70 votes in the House will be a challenge.

Gene Reynolds, tax reform, fiscal session, taxes

With special session over, discussion shifts to structural tax reform
Posted on 2/23/2017 2:54:00 AM.

Now that the special session is over, attention turns to the fiscal session that begins in April. The Louisiana Budget Project has released its tax reform blueprint. Senior Policy Analyst Nick Albares says we need a tax system that is fair, adequate, competitive, timely, and sustainable. He says one way to do that is to eliminate the federal income tax deduction, which is a credit only two other states offer.

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Gov Edwards expected to unveil tax reform plan
Posted on 2/9/2017 5:00:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to unveil his tax reform plan today when he meets with the Committee of 100 in Washington, D.C. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin, says comprehensive tax reform is needed because many of the taxes raised in la year’s special sessions will expire next year.

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Legislator seeks suggestions on how to improve Louisiana
Posted on 7/17/2015 3:43:00 AM.
The chairman of the Republican Legislative Delegation is providing an avenue for residents to provide suggestions on how to improve Louisiana.  Alexandria Representative Lance Harris says the effort is called "Take Back Louisiana."  
Take Back Louisiana, Lance Harris, Louisiana, tax reform

Anti-tax group targets lawmakers who voted for tax increases
Posted on 7/7/2015 12:23:00 PM.

An anti-tax organization is airing a radio ad that shines the spotlight on state lawmakers who voted to increase taxes and fees 700-million dollars in the last legislative session. The Louisiana chapter for Americans for Prosperity paid for the 30-second spot and its director Phillip Joffrion says it's designed to educate voters.

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