January 08, 2018 - 3:25 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards says he won't hold firm to the Jan. 19 deadline he set to reach a tax deal with House GOP leaders, if the two sides are making meaningful progress. At issue are negotiations over closing a $1 billion state budget...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:21 pm
( -- The looming fiscal cliff has party leaders preparing for a series of tense negotiations ahead of a January 19 deadline imposed by Governor John Bel Edwards. That deadline was set with the hope that legislative leaders would have the framework for a deal to address an imminent one...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. That paves the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year. Top GOP aides say the deal was reached on Wednesday...
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Chris Miller
May 31, 2017 - 3:46 pm
The effort to increase gasoline tax in Louisiana has been pulled before lawmakers could vote on it. Rep. Steve Carter (R-Baton Rouge) said it was apparent he would not get the votes to pass his proposal, so he pulled it from consideration. First proposed as a 17-cent increase, the bill was amended...
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May 30, 2017 - 5:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker who sought to overhaul Louisiana's tax laws appears to have given up in disgust. Baton Rouge Rep. Barry Ivey said he wanted to improve a structure derided for its complications and loopholes. He rebuked House colleagues Tuesday for their inaction on...
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May 17, 2017 - 5:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's disappointed state lawmakers have done little to patch a mid-2018 budget hole. The Democratic governor says it's becoming more likely he'll call a special session over the next year to deal with the gap. Edwards' comments came Wednesday...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:08 am
(AP) The Louisiana House has taken up its first significant proposal to fill a large, looming state budget hole. And lawmakers in the chamber resoundingly rejected it. Tuesday's vote raises questions about whether the majority-Republican chamber will take any actions this session to make a dent in...
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