BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he won’t support a legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch together next year’s budget.
The Republican governor, in a sit-down with reporters to recap the second week of the legislative session, said he’s told legislative leaders that he would consider the move a tax increase and he would veto a budget dependent on it.
“I made it very clear to them that we’re not encouraging any kind of games or workarounds or loopholes,” he said.
But he added: “I don’t think we’re going to get in that