John Kay of the Louisiana Chapter of Americans for Prosperity talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the third-of-a-penny sales tax passed Monday by the state House of Representatives.

The five year, temporary tax passed the House with 76 votes, needing a two-thirds total of 70 to move on for deliberation by the state Senate.

Kay tells KEEL listeners that the bill was approved "because a whole bunch of people who promised tax reform two years ago...decided that they instead of passing tax reform were going to go back on their word."

When asked if some lawmakers are worried about the possibility of cuts to services by Governor John Bel Edwards, the Director of Americans for Prosperity Louisiana Chapter says, "These legislators are frightened by this administration. It takes a backbone to be a legislator in Baton Rouge. I just don't think we have many backbones in Baton Rouge right now."

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