Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks
BATON ROUGE (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for states to collect sales taxes from online purchases has upended shaky tax negotiations among lawmakers in the Louisiana House.
Louisiana has laws aimed at being able to take in taxes from online shoppers.
It's unclear when those collections could begin legally, or how much the treasury could bring in. But the ruling was a central topic of discussion Thursday in the House, where lawmakers had planned to debate several sales tax measures aimed at lessening steep budget cuts hitting in July.
Lafayette Republican Rep. Stuart Bishop pulled his sales tax proposal from consideration, saying he couldn't reach the two-thirds vote for passage. He says the court ruling made reaching the threshold harder.
Other sales tax bills remained on the calendar.
BATON ROUGE (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for states to collect sales taxes from... More >>
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Virtual EBR Schools job fair to take place Thursday evening
Family of missing crew aboard capsized offshore oilfield vessel remain hopeful
Thursday morning's storms may be followed by even more storms
Early morning storm in Ascension Parish
Handful of missing crew members identified; search still underway
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees