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4 candidates set for New Orleans governor forum

2 years 2 weeks 4 days ago Friday, September 04 2015 Sep 4, 2015 September 04, 2015 3:38 PM September 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Four candidates to succeed term limited Bobby Jindal as governor all agreed that major reforms are needed in state spending and tax policy as Louisiana deals with year-to-year budget shortfalls.

Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards took part in a Friday forum in New Orleans.

Among the highlights:

  • Angelle called for decentralizing the state transportation department to give individual regions opportunities to influence their local transportation needs.
  • Dardenne stressed his experience running two state departments as secretary of state and lieutenant governor. 
  • Edwards pledged to take a look at tax incentives that have brought economic growth in the state without bringing in sufficient revenue.
  • Vitter took specific aim at solar energy tax credits.

 

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