In his opening remarks for the 2018 Second Special Session, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards proposed the following tax changes:
– cutting the current sales tax rate;
– reducing the number of sales tax exemptions, but keeping exemptions for groceries, pharmaceuticals and utilities;
– eliminating the personal income tax deduction for state taxes paid; and
– removing the expiration date for reduced tax credits, deductions, and rebates.
2018 Second Special Session Remarks, Office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, May 22, 2018