Dodie Horton on Tax Cuts: ‘Not All Republicans are Equal’ [VIDEO]
State Representative Dodie Horton talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the move in the State House to roll back the sales tax passed last year.
A summary from the Associated Press:
"Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed to roll back the state sales tax passed in 2018 earlier than its planned mid-2025 expiration date.
The proposal from House Republican leader Lance Harris would gradually reduce the 0.45% portion of Louisiana's 4.45% state sales tax over four years. It would be eliminated by mid-2023, leaving the tax rate at 4%.
The House voted 73-21 Thursday for the phase-out plan, which is opposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Supporters say recent surpluses show Louisiana set taxes too high. Opponents say the seven-year tax passed last year stabilized state finances and ended years of budget uncertainty.
The bill is expected to head next to the Senate tax committee, which defeated another attempt to tweak last year's sales tax deal."
But Horton, who was a nay vote on the measure a year ago, is pessimistic about the tax cut making it through a Senate committee vote, much less making it to the floor of that body. Even though Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, Horton says that when it comes to tax cuts, "Not all Republicans are equal."