Gov. Edwards addresses the opening of the 2017 Louisiana legislative session

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Gov. John Bel Edwards had a message for Republicans opposing his plans for tax reform: Chart a new path. The call to action came during his State of the State address that opened the Louisiana State Legislature’s 2017 regular session. Photo by Sarah Gamard.

By William Taylor Potter

Gov. John Bel Edwards had a message for Republicans opposing his plans for tax reform: Chart a new path.

The call to action came during his State of the State address — the second of Edwards’ tenure – that opened the 60-day Louisiana State Legislature’s 2017 regular session. Much of the speech centered on the governor’s proposals for tax reform, which includes eliminating one penny of the five-cent sales tax and implementing a commercial activity tax (CAT) for businesses.

Read the story in bestofneworleans.com/Gambit