Gov. John Bel Edwards

Senate President: Individual income changes will be ‘tough’

Jeremy Alford

With a variety of issues on the agenda for second special session of the Louisiana Legislature, ranging from sales tax exemptions to corporate taxes, Senate President John Alario believes the most endangered part of the governor’s call may involve the personal taxes paid by citizens of the state.

House panel votes down key Edwards revenue package in 10-9 vote

House Ways & Means Committee chairman Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, during Wednesday’s meeting in which a tax bill key to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to plug a $600 million shortfall in next year’s budget was killed. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

Louisiana lawmakers voted to kill a key part of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ revenue-raising package Wednesday, throwing a wrench in his plan to close the state’s $600 million budget deficit.

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