Report: 'Attempt to delay tax break fails in La. committee'

From the Associated Press:

Two measures that would provide money to plug budget gaps failed to gain ground in separate Louisiana House committees as lawmakers haggle over whether they should make deep cuts to health services and public colleges next year.

Legislation to tap into the state’s “rainy day” fund was temporarily shelved Monday amid opposition from the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. In the hearing room next door, the House Ways and Means Committee resoundingly rejected a proposal to delay a planned tax break for middle- and upper-income taxpayers.

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