Jindal-era tax credit maneuver repealed by state lawmakers
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have taken a shot at former Gov. Bobby Jindal in the special legislative session, giving final passage to a measure aimed at refuting his budget practices.
The House and Senate agreed Wednesday to repeal a heavily-criticized tax credit, called SAVE, that Jindal pushed to protect his anti-tax record as he readied for his failed campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
The credit didn't raise new money or cut anyone's taxes. But it gave Jindal the ability to claim an offset against other tax hikes used to drum up money for public colleges in the budget, so he could say he didn't support any net tax increases.
The House and Senate sent it to Gov. John Bel Edwards' desk with unanimous votes.
#lalege just killed the save bill. Jindal's "tax credit" that let him claim he wasn't raising taxes.— Mark Armstrong (@TV_MarkA) March 9, 2016
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