House, Senate Disagreement Over Budget Bill Ends
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has delayed a vote on a key tax bill pushed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, after the bill's sponsor says she doesn't have enough votes to win passage.
Rep. Malinda White, a Bogalusa Democrat, says she'll bring the proposal — which would generate an estimated $113 million for next year's budget — up for a Sunday night vote in the House.
It needs 53 votes to pass.
The measure could temporarily shrink a tax deduction for people who itemize on their state income tax forms.
To get the measure out of committee, lawmakers agreed to a heavy rewrite that made the proposal a short-term loan that could leave the state on the hook for paying back as much as $257 million to taxpayers in two years.
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