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May 06, 2013
Gov. Jindal: Louisiana Legislators Pushing Secret Plan to Raise taxes
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference earlier today where he blasted the Louisiana Representatives pushing a secret plan to raise taxes on Louisiana families and businesses, and called on legislators to allow the public to have input.
Below is an excerpt from Governor Jindal’s remarks:
“You know, it appears there is a plan downstairs. It appears there’s a movement among some members of the House, to adopt a secret plan to raise taxes on Louisiana’s families and businesses by as much as up to $500 million. And I'm here to say that's wrong.
“The reality is the public deserves the right to know what’s in the plan. They deserve the right to actually have a chance to comment on this plan.
“That opportunity is in committee. By moving these shell bills out of committee, the Legislature, the House committee is actually denying the people of Louisiana the chance to make their voices heard.
“And that's wrong. Especially when you consider the fact that the Legislature will be considering – could be considering later this week – the largest tax increase we have seen in this state in decades, literally going all the way back to the 1980s.”