Louisiana legislators had more pressing concerns.
Opinion | May 23, 2013
Jindal junked a Reagan quote and used a family anecdote to sell his tax plan. But the truth poorly serves his argument that taxes are behind the state’s brain drain.
Opinion | May 21, 2013
The amnesty plan was proposed after Gov. Jindal blocked a proposal to trim business tax breaks.
| May 14, 2013
Yes, he cut taxes, but George W. Bush’s job-creation record was atrocious.
Opinion | May 8, 2013
How stunning was Jindal’s setback? Consider: A GOP governor couldn’t convince a GOP Legislature in a red state to help him cut income taxes — his No. 1 priority.
Opinion | April 25, 2013
“The will wasn’t there to prolong the agony,” said Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, about legislators’ decision to table the tax bills.
| April 15, 2013
The revenue offsets in his initial plan were always completely negotiable as long as they yielded an income tax repeal. That’s why it kept changing.
Opinion | April 12, 2013
Jindal now seems willing to back a plan — any plan — that repeals the state income tax.
| April 12, 2013
“I just don’t believe that’s a prudent thing to do,” said state Rep. Joel Robideaux, commenting on proposals to phase out income tax on a pay-as-you-go basis.
| April 9, 2013
Kleckley says the House may still pass a revamp of the tax system. He notes that four legislators have put forward competing measures: “All of them may be incorporated into the governor’s plan, or pieces of them can be used.” But until the revenue estimates stabilize, Kleckley says the Jindal plan doesn’t even have the support to survive a committee vote.
| April 5, 2013