Support Move by Ways and Means Chairman to Defer Income Tax Repeal Bills.


 (BATON ROUGE)  House Republicans are commending the responsible and prudent step of deferring income tax repeal measures that do not have a way to replace lost revenue.  Members of the House GOP support the move by Ways & Means Chairman Joel Robideaux to defer income tax repeal bills for the session to avoid putting greater stress on the state budget and threatening core priorities.

“I want to thank Chairman Robideaux for his leadership and difficult decision on this important issue” said Representative Lance Harris (R – Alexandria), Chairman of the House Republican Delegation.  “While repeal of the income tax is a significant Republican goal, most of our members were concerned about how to pay for the billions in lost revenue” Harris said.  “While repeal is off the table for this legislative session, we will continue to work on the issue so that we can craft a responsible way to achieve our objectives in reforming the tax code in the future” Harris continued.  “I am proud of our members for the respectful way in which they have worked together and handled this very serious issue” Harris concluded.

“I want to thank Representative Harris and my Republican colleagues for their support and understanding regarding this difficult decision” said Representative Joel Robideaux (R – Lafayette), Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee.  “While we are all interested in providing significant relief to Louisiana taxpayers, we share genuine concerns about the state budget” Robideaux said.  “I am hopeful that the foundation we have laid will allow us to continue working toward tax relief that is responsible and sustainable” Robideaux concluded.

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FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, April 16, 2013