Survey Says La. Voters Don’t Want Taxes Raised
A statewide survey of Louisiana voters has shown that while the state faces deep budget cuts, the idea of raising taxes remains quite unpopular. 72% of those surveyed believe state tax dollars are being spent unwisely and 62% believe the state has a spending problem. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says those numbers aren't good. Pinsonat says there is only one area where voters agree to raising a tax. Over 60% of state residents say the would favor a tobacco tax to fill the budget shortfall. Pinsonat says there has been a lot of discussion about a tobacco tax and that it will be a big issue the next legislative session.