Nothing personal, but the Louisiana personal income
tax repeal is alive and breathing.
Today, the Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee resuscitated an income tax repeal bill that took hits when it made its way to the Senate last week.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has vowed to veto what he calls a cigarette tax. The Louisiana legislature has voted to extend the 4-cents per pack tax that has been called a “temporary” tax.
Jindal considers the tax to be a “new tax” but the legislature deems the action to be an extension of an existing tax, not a new tax.
A week or so after the 67th anniversary of D-Day, Gov. Bobby Jindal looks set to suffer V-Day, or his need to cast a veto that may result in only the third successful override of a gubernatorial rejection under Louisiana’s 1974 Constitution.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he remains hopeful that things will be worked out between the owners and players soon, but he also said that serious, unresolved issues, such as the owners' claims that league costs are outpacing the amount of revenue being generated.
"In regards to the cost going up at a faster rate than the revenue, our response is, show us proof of that, and if there are teams that are struggling, we're more than happy and reasonable to help out on that," said Brees. "The answer has been, 'You'll have to take our word for it.'"
Many "experts" are predicting there could be a deal reached by the first week of July.