Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

Lawmakers delve into Jindal tax plan

jindalBATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers digging into the details of Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to restructure Louisiana's tax code said Tuesday that his administration needs to do a better job selling the tax plan to the public.

During a House committee meeting, some said their constituents are calling to express worry that Jindal's proposal to get rid of income tax and raise sales tax will end up costing them.

Revenue department leader Tim Barfield, the governor's point man on the tax rewrite, started walking members of the House Ways and Means Committee through Jindal's proposal. He gave them the first specific lists outlining what new items would be subject to sales taxes and what sales tax breaks would be removed.

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