The Advocate reports that a bill to repeal Louisiana’s state income tax has little chance of passing in the waning hours of the 2011 legislative session.
Despite a last-minute flurry of appeals, a bid to gradually repeal Louisiana’s personal income tax at a cost of $5.4 billion was floundering and near death in the Legislature on Wednesday.
The 2011 regular session has to end at 6 p.m. Thursday and the chief sponsor vowed to press on.
“I am going to try every hour on the hour,” said state Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Grosse Tete and chief sponsor of the plan, which is in Senate Bill 259.
But, despite repeated tries, Marionneaux was unable to clear a procedural hurdle Wednesday needed for the bill to get another hearing, and have any chance of final approval.