Jindal says income tax is a top priority

DUTCHTOWN, LA (WAFB) - Governor Bobby Jindal says his quest to get rid of the state income tax is the top priority this session. Speaking at Dutchtown high school the Governor says there are a number of bills that will satisfy his tax initiative. He says legislators are communicating with his office and each other.

"I think you're going to see some progress sooner than later," says Jindal. "The good news is there's not just one idea there's several ideas how to get that done and I think that's a great idea. I know legislators have been talking to us, talking to each other. I know their making plans on how to move forward."

Democrat John Bel Edwards disagrees with that notion. "I haven't been able to sense that any momentum has developed around here for one particular proposal, "says Edwards. "It's hard for me to see who really is taking up the leadership mantel on the tax reform initiatives that the governor asked for."

Jindal says after all it's the first week of the session.

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