BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The chairman of the House tax committee says Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to repeal Louisiana's income taxes won't win passage the session.
At Rep. Joel Robideaux's urging, the Ways and Means Committee on Monday deferred all plans to take a vote on the proposals.
Robideaux, a Republican, says House members weren't supportive of the measures, largely because of budget concerns.
After the meeting ended, Jindal said the tax repeal is the best thing the state could do to create new jobs in the state. He said in a statement, "If the Legislature decides not to act, I think it will be a missed opportunity."
But his office didn't say whether the governor thinks the repeal can be revived during the session. Jindal spokesman Sean Lansing says that's up to lawmakers.