“As I understand it, we have competing bills.”
Thus began a lively debate between Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger and Prairieville Rep. Tony Bacala.
“I have introduced a bill to eliminate Earned Income Tax Credits, and the other bill is to double Earned Income Tax credits,” Bacala explained.
Leger, a Democrat, began with a bit of history, noting that the federal EITC was initiated by Louisiana’s former U.S. Senator, Russell Long.