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Jindal says no 'barriers' on tax repeal debate

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said he's not putting any limits on what lawmakers should consider when debating a repeal of the state income tax.

Jindal is pushing for a phase-out of the tax on individuals and businesses, though his priority is the personal income tax.

He's giving lawmakers little direction on how they should approach the discussion.

The Republican governor said Thursday he doesn't want to put up any obstacles to the tax repeal, and he's not requiring the removal be offset with new taxes to keep the state from losing money.

Jindal had initially proposed to eliminate the income tax at once and replace it with higher and more sales taxes. The plan was so unpopular Jindal abandoned it and threw his support behind the general concept of a phase-out.

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