ABBOTT: North Louisiana Leges Vote For Massive Tax Increases

Two tax increase bills were voted out of the Ways & Means Committeeof the Louisiana Legislature this morning, with help from several North Louisiana Representatives.

HB 777, which would raise the tax on gasoline by 25 cents, was passed on a 7-3 vote.

Haughton Republican Henry Burns voted FOR the bill.

HB 778, a one cent statewide sales tax increase was passed unanimously by the same committee less than an hour later.

See here the vote tally.

In addition to Burns, three other area legislators voted YES: Monroe Democrat Marcus Hunter, Stonewall Republican Richard Burford, and West Monroe Republican Frank “Butch” Hoffman.

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