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TOPS still short of money in Louisiana House GOP tax-budget plan

Source: - Jun 21, 2018

The Republican leadership in the Louisiana House of Representatives is pushing a budget and tax plan that would set the sales tax rate lower than Gov. John Bel Edwards and many Democrats want, but it also would result in a 10 percent reduction in the TOPS college scholarship program and leave sheriffs short on some funding they say they need to continue to house state prisoners.

The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday (June 20) to approve a budget plan based on a 4.4 percent sales tax rate under consideration in the special session that ends next week.


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