Gov. Jindal touts tax plan in Shreveport

Published: Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:23 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:23 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stopped by Shreveport on Tuesday to tout his plan to get rid of the state's income tax.

"Our top priority is to get rid of the income taxes in Louisiana. We know by doing that we will create more jobs for our people -- over 12,000 more jobs, give more control for taxpayers, make our tax code even fairer."

Jindal was in Shreveport to speak at The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He told those who gathered that, if he can convince lawmakers, then citizens would be able to say goodbye to the state income tax.

In Jindal's plan, lawmakers would keep the tax rewrite "revenue neutral" raise sales taxes, charge sales taxes on previously untaxed services and get rid of dozens of tax breaks, according to the Associated Press.

Lawmakers will consider the idea in the two-month legislative session that starts this week.

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