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A bill that would repeal state income taxes passed in the state Senate Finance Committee.  The proposal  by  Livonia  Senator  Rob Marionneaux would phase out corporate and personal income taxes over 10 years. Marionneaux says if  Louisiana  got rid of hundreds of tax credits, it would be able to afford to repeal income taxes.  The  Jindal Administration  has said its not  taking  the  proposal seriously because
it lacks a plan  for  offsetting the revenue loss.  New Orleans Senator Karen Peterson expressed frustration that no one from the governor's office was at the committee  meeting  to provide testimony on the bill.