Texas Governor Greg Abbott slammed Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards for his handling of the state’s economy, going as far to say that Edwards has made his job easier when it comes to attracting jobs to the Longhorn state. Abbott says Texas’ economy is growing, because of a business friendly environment, and wished the same for Louisiana, but…

“A roadblock to achieving that vision has been a governor who is raising taxes and cutting bullishness incentives.”

The comments were made Monday in Baton Rouge at the Republican Governor’s Association round table that included GOP candidates for Governor, businessman Eddie Rispone and Congressman Ralph Abraham.

Abbott targeted the Edwards’ decision to reform a tax break known as the Industrial Tax Exemption, as an example of policies that have companies fleeing west out of the Bayou State.

“Part of our success is businesses having second thoughts about Louisiana. As competitive as Texas likes to be, we don’t want to see Louisiana struggle.”

Edwards Campaign spokesperson Eric Holl hit back, noting the Republican Governor Association’s past support for former Governor Bobby Jindal.

“Now that Governor Edwards has cleaned up the mess left behind by Bobby Jindal, the RGA, and Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham are here to tell us they want to take us back.”

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