Bill introduced to raise sales tax

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE – A state representative on Tuesday introduced the “clean penny” bill that would increase the state sales tax from 4 cents on the dollar to 5 cents on April 1.

It was the first major tax bill introduced in the special legislative session aimed at trying to close an $850 million to $950 million budget gap before the fiscal year ends June 30.

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State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe) introduced legislation Tuesday to increase sales tax from 4 cents to 5 cents on April 1, along with bills to stop planned increases in business tax exemptions, credits and rebates. Photo by Manship School News Service.