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Vitter campaigns in BR on traffic woes

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BATON ROUGE - Senator David Vitter was on the campaign trail in Baton Rouge today in his run to become governor. He said traffic and infrastructure are a top priority and that Baton Rouge has the worst problems.

Kary Bryce owns a North Louisiana trucking company, and said that constant traffic issues around the Capital City have a bad impact on his bottom line.

"(Drivers) have to hold the delivery for the next day, receiver doesn't get product to put it on the shelves," Bryce said, CEO of Preferred Materials, Inc.

Bryce met with Vitter Wednesday in Baton Rouge, as part of Vitter's leadership tour around the state to talk about what he sees as the biggest issues affecting residents. Vitter said Baton Rouge is the worst place in the state for highways and traffic jams. Vitter said resolving traffic issues will take money. While not giving specifics on tax reform, Vitter did say it is something that needs to be addressed.

"That tax reform could include some relief on income tax, lowering rates, doing away with certain deductions that average Louisianians don't benefit from," Vitter said.

This was the fifth and final stop on what Vitter called his statewide "Leadership Forum" tour.



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