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Bobby Jindal scraps tax plan, goes off script to talk family in opening speech to La. Legislature

Source: - Apr 9, 2013

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the 2013 legislative session Monday with the surprising news that he was shelving his controversial tax swap plan and asking lawmakers to work with him to eliminate the state's income tax in a way more amenable to Louisiana's residents.

"I listened to what the people of this great state had to say," Jindal said during his speech to the joint session Monday. "I heard them say, 'We do want to get rid of the income tax. We think that's great. But we're also worried you're moving too quickly. And we're not sure your plan is the best way to do it.' "

Jindal said that while he was going to "park" his tax plan, he hoped to work with lawmakers, many of whom have filed alternative tax overhaul plans, to realize his goal this year of getting rid of the state's income tax.


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