[StBernard] Jindal Weekly Update

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Sat Apr 6 09:45:18 EDT 2013

Jindal Weekly Update
With the Louisiana legislative session commencing next week, Governor Jindal
spent the last several days traveling all over the state talking about the
benefits of his plan to eliminate the state income tax. His arguments were
well received by families and business leaders who came out to see the
Governor talk about the need to improve Louisiana's business climate and
simplify the state tax code. The Administration also announced a hefty
addition to the state's "rainy day fund."

Here Is A Quick Recap Of The News About The Governor's Week:

Governor Jindal Spoke
16&digest=EoAA9EauABomD6jcwNCXYg&sysid=1> To North Shore Business Leaders
In St. Tammany Parish About The Need To Eliminate Income Taxes To Make
Louisiana A Better Economic Competitor. With the legislative session just a
few days away, Gov. Bobby Jindal was still pitching his tax reform plan on
Thursday, this time to a room full of north shore business leaders in St.
Tammany Parish where the governor has historically enjoyed widespread
political support. Jindal repeated his argument that eliminating personal
income and corporate taxes would make Louisiana a more fierce economic
competitor and help families of all incomes. "Our tax system is unfair and
it is riddled with loopholes and exemptions," Jindal said. "We need a tax
system where the powerful special interest groups are no longer able to rig
the system."

NBC Lake Charles
16&digest=Rj2QwHnucPAc9Du%2bPzpmEQ&sysid=1> Reported On Governor Jindal's
Speech To The Chamber Of Southwest Louisiana In Lake Charles. Governor
Bobby Jindal, at the helm of that plan, spoke to the Chamber of Southwest
Louisiana in Lake Charles on Monday. "This is the next, best, single most
important thing we can do to grow our economy and to create good paying jobs
throughout the state," Jindal said. The governor, along with Speaker of
the House Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, made their case as to why the
current tax plan doesn't work and why they think reform is the answer. "Our
tax code is unstable and unfair," Jindal said. "The reality is that there
are 468 loopholes written in the tax code today ... we're collecting money
from Louisiana families and using it to pay companies, not to pay corporate
income tax."

* The Lake Charles American Press
16&digest=V5WOJZaSTzJEbpufNs8Ypw&sysid=1> Quoted Governor Jindal: "Wouldn't
It Be Nice To Have A Tax Code Which Looks Like It Was Written On Purpose?"
Gov. Bobby Jindal told area business leaders Monday that overhauling the
"broken" tax code will create jobs and bring residents' sons and daughters
back home to Louisiana. In his proposal, Jindal aims to eliminate $3.6
billion in state income and corporate taxes.

The Governor Was Also In Shreveport
16&digest=mJCVzkEWFjMPcPVBPvx48w&sysid=1> Talking About How Eliminating The
Income Tax Would Mean More Money In People's Pockets. Jindal said his plan
would reduce the annual tax burden for residents across all income levels. A
teacher making $45,000 annually would see her tax burden reduced by more
than $635 while a plant worker making $60,000 a year would see his drop by
$900, he said. Another aspect of Jindal's proposal would eliminate 200 of
the more than 460 special interest tax exemptions offered in Louisiana.

Watch Governor Jindal
16&digest=r2dlLC3IspWQK1h1eVz6zw&sysid=1> In Alexandria Discuss How
Eliminating The Income Tax Will Help Louisiana Better Compete With
Neighboring Low Tax States.

The Baton Rouge Business Report
16&digest=MeiVCZU5uvc%2fP5EmeM77MQ&sysid=1> Wrote That Governor Jindal
Earned A Spot In The History Books For Landing A New IBM Development In
Baton Rouge. Jindal and LED Secretary Stephen Moret earn a spot in the
history books for convincing IBM to choose Baton Rouge for its new software
development operation, to yield 800 new jobs. But it means much more than
that for our city, state, downtown and flagship university-not to mention
our young people. . . . This deal sends a strong message to other CEOs
across America and beyond, because IBM was looking for a city that could
offer a strong university partnership to produce future computer
programmers, engineers and other educated professionals.

The Louisiana Division Of Administration Announced
16&digest=QvFXZgEFo57VW1Z8j0pV2w&sysid=1> The State Will Receive $95
Million As Part Of A Settlement With Insurers, $56 Million Of The Money Will
Go Towards The Budget And The Rest To The State's "Rainy Day Fund."
Louisiana will receive $95 million as part of a settlement with insurance
companies over damage sustained in storms dating back to Hurricane Katrina,
the Division of Administration announced Thursday. Much of that money will
go toward the state's spending plan for the current year, according to the
division. . . . About $56 million of the money will go toward the budget for
the state's current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The rest will go to the
state's "rainy day fund," formally known as the Budget Stabilization Fund.


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