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La. House Speaker Kleckley responds to action taken by the House Ways and Means Committee

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

La. House Speaker Kleckley issued the following statement in response to action taken by the House Ways and Means Committee:

"It would not be fiscally responsible if we moved a bill removing the state income tax without replacing the revenue.

From the beginning, my priority has been to make sure we have precise numbers and that we replace the revenue. Members I have spoken to since this issue began, in the fall, have agreed with this approach.

Representative Robideaux and I have discussed how to proceed with this week's hearings and I am in support of his decisions."