Louisiana Democrats say Jindal tax-swap plan is dead

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Democratic Party is saying the Jindal tax swap plan is dead for the year. In a flyer sent out Wednesday said "The Louisiana Democratic Party is also announcing the death of the tax swap proposal."

On Thursday Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge, said she had not seen the flyer but did agree the plan is in danger. "In my opinion, right now, we think it's on hold," said Smith. "There are things that are fishy going on around here."

But Doug Baker of the Department of Revenue disagrees with the naysayers. "This is absolutely not true," says Baker of the demise of the tax swap. "The goal is and remains the elimination of personal income tax for every person in the state of Louisiana. That has always been the goal and that remains the goal and the plan is very much alive"

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