Governor John Bel Edwards’ failure is a win for Louisiana families and businesses. Edwards’ liberal special interest agenda is the last thing Louisiana wants at a time when the state needs more good-paying jobs and a growing economy. This new digital ad follows another AR2 ad released on Monday highlighting the broad opposition to Edwards’ proposed business tax hike.
Certain Rejection (Digital, 1:12)
ANCHOR: Your tax plan was pretty much dead on arrival yesterday, what is the plan moving forward?JOHN BEL EDWARDS: Well.. wah… ah… ah…ANCHOR: John Bel Edwards’ tax plan has now been dropped. It was facing a certain defeat.ON SCREEN TEXT: Edwards’ tax hike has now been droppedANCHOR: The Governors is giving up on his effort to put a new tax on businessesANCHOR: The governor’s office abandons its push to tax companies on their gross receiptsANCHOR: From the beginning, the proposal received pushback from Republicans, business groups, and the governor’s own alliesON SCREEN TEXT: Edwards’ tax hike opposed by Republicans, business groups, & the Governor’s own alliesANCHOR: Governor John Bel Edwards pulled the plug on his tax hike for businesses. The bill faced certain rejection at the capital opposed by most Republicans, business groups, and some DemocratsANCHOR: Its defeat follows widespread opposition including from state business leaders who testified today: it would chase away enterprise and drive up cost for consumersANCHOR: After almost next to no support in the State House tax committee, his proposed commercial activity tax on gross receipts has dissolvedANCHOR: Even after the governor moved to slice the bill’s footprint from $800 million to $400 million a year, nobody on the House Ways and Means Committee – no Democrats, no Republicans – voiced their support.ON SCREEN TEXT: Louisiana rejects Edwards’ tax hike