Legislature committee approves Anders bill

By Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE — A House panel approved more than $180 million in tax increases Tuesday, getting a start on plugging an estimated $600 million budget shortfall during the year’s second special session, which ends June 23.

The biggest move was a tax on health maintenance organizations, by Rep. Andy Anders, D-Clayton, that would raise more than $150 million this year. House Bill 35 passed unanimously.

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