Treasurer Schroder: Louisianans ‘Taxed Too Much’ [VIDEO]
Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the just completed legislative session and the vast amount of unclaimed property by the state's citizens.
Schroder tells KEEL listeners - in contrast to Commissioner to Administration Jay Dardenne who gave the session "a 10 out of 10" - that the only good thing about this year's legislative meeting "is that it's over."
The Treasurer remains critical of Governor John Bel Edwards, saying, "I've run out of things to say about this administration. I'm just speaking from a Treasury perspective and what we tried to get done during the legislative session...it didn't go well at all."
"They didn't lower your taxes," Schroder says, referring to the budget surplus not returned to the people, "When there's a surplus in my world, I believe we've taxed too much. We need to look at why and lower our taxes."
Schroder also highlights the importance of the amount of property unclaimed by Louisiana citizens, including the more than $41 million by Caddo Parish folks alone.