BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards outlined his tax proposals Monday for closing a $1 billion budget gap, offering a list that will form the basis of negotiations with House Republicans who have previously blocked many of his tax ideas.
The Democratic governor is taking a different approach from earlier this year when he focused much of his unsuccessful tax package on corporate taxpayers and sought to create a new business tax. The latest recommendations would instead closely follow suggestions from a nonpartisan study group created by lawmakers, raising taxes on certain businesses and some middle- and upper-earning