Fund for Louisiana's Future Releases "Take" Video on Bel Edwards

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The Fund for Louisiana's Future has released the first video in the runoff election between John Bel Edwards and David Vitter.  The video, entitled "Take", highlights the propensity of Bel Edwards' support for higher taxes and use of taxpayer money on personal interests.

The release also highlights the following concerning Bel Edwards' support of higher taxes:

In 2013, Edwards Voted For A Bill That Increased Eligibility Standards For Tax Credits And Rebates For Retail Businesses:

Edwards Voted Yea On HB 571. (“Final Passage HB571,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/15/15)

The Bill Increased The Percent Of Employees To Meet Qualifications Tax Credits And Rebates. (HB571 Digest, Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/15/15)

The Bill Also Adds Limitations On Eligibility For Retail Businesses. (HB571 Digest, Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/15/15)

Edwards Voted For A Bill To Reduce The Amount Of Income Tax Credits And Corporate Franchise Credits:

HB 696 Reduced The Amount Of Income Tax Credits And Corporate Franchise Credits. (“HB696,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/15/15)

Edwards Voted Yea On HB 696. (“HB696 Final Passage,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/15/15)

In 2008, Edwards Voted On A Measure To Increase Lawmakers Salaries:

SB 672 Would Increase Members Of The Legislature Salary From $16,800 To $37,500. (“SB 672 Digest,” Louisiana Legislature, 10/13/15)

SB 672 Would Have Provided Salary Adjustments If There Was An Increase In The Consumer Price Index. (“SB 672 Digest,” Louisiana Legislature, 10/13/15)

Edwards Voted Yea On SB 672:

Edwards Voted Yea On SB 672. (“SB 672,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/7/15)

SB672 Was Vetoed:

SB 672 Was Vetoed By The Governor. (“SB 672,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/7/15)

In 2010 Edwards Voted Against HB 1390 Which Would Have Frozen The Amount The Per Diem Expenses Lawmakers Would Receive

“Legislators’ Per Diem Would Be Frozen For The Next Two Years Under A Bill That Cleared A House Panel Thursday.” (Marsha Shuler, “Panel Endorses Freeze On Legislator Per Diem,” The Advocate, 4/30/10)

“House Bill 1390 Now Heads To The House Floor.” (Marsha Shuler, “Panel Endorses Freeze On Legislator Per Diem,” The Advocate, 4/30/10)

“The Per Diem Amount Is Adjusted Annually With The Federal Rate, Today, Per Diem Is $159, It Has Risen From $113 In 2005.” (Marsha Shuler, “Panel Endorses Freeze On Legislator Per Diem,” The Advocate, 4/30/10)

“Richard’s House Bill 1390 Would Freeze The $159 From July 1 To July 1, 2012.” (Marsha Shuler, “Panel Endorses Freeze On Legislator Per Diem,” The Advocate, 4/30/10)

HB 1390 “Changed The Amount Of The Per Diem For Members Of The Legislature From The Rate Allowable For Per Diem Deduction Under Federal Law To $159 Per Day For Two Years Beginning July 1, 2010.” (“HB 1390,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/21/15)

Edwards Voted Nay On HB 1390. (“HB 1390,” Louisiana Legislature, Accessed 10/21/15)

Posted on October 28, 2015 and filed under John Bel Edwards, Louisiana.