One bill that failed would have reduced marijuana possession to a misdemeanor.
The final plan would have authorized special tax districts around the city, not just for the World Trade Center.
If approved, city wouldn't share with other government agencies the taxes from development on some parcels.
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Louisiana risks federal penalties for having issued tax free bonds and then failing to put the money to use.
A distant figure to most legislators in recent years, of late Jindal has become even more remote as he steps up out-of-state travels for a presumed presidential campaign. The question is whether Jindal's presidential yearnings will undercut the home-state record he needs to run on.
Mayor Landrieu says it's necessary to pay for improvements at the Police Department and the jail.
The state has sold bonds for construction projects, but in some cases hasn’t built them. That could run afoul of IRS rules meant to ensure that governments spend bond money rather than invest it. Lawmakers have shifted about $70 million in construction funding to deal with the problem.
Committee to deal with cigarette tax in morning; House to debate hotel tax in afternoon.
Bill could double portion of property taxes for police and fire protection.