Louisiana Senate approves amendment to allow tax cut, tax break swap

The Louisiana Senate approved a possible constitutional amendment Tuesday that would lower the maximum allowable personal income tax rates and remove a major tax break from the constitution.

Senate Bill 159 is part of a package of tax-related constitutional amendments legislative leaders in both chambers are pushing. They later may be combined into a single instrument, said Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, who chairs his chamber’s tax policy committee.

“Simplicity and predictability is what we’re after,” he said.

The Louisiana Constitution currently says lawmakers can’t raise income tax rates above what was
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