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Dec 14, 2006
December 14, 2006
"Young families with children are struggling. I know they will benefit from a child income tax credit.
"We have the money to give these funds back to our working families, back to our people and I come today to ask for your help in returning the people's money.
"HB 59 will provide these child tax credits. We have amendments to increase the amount of the credit to $100 per child and I ask your support.
"Your approval today will brighten the chances of taxpayers receiving these tax cuts this tax year.
"Our families have weathered the toughest year in our state's history. They deserve every nickel of these tax breaks and they deserve them now!
"As a result of our aggressive efforts to build a stronger economy and remain fiscally responsible, Louisiana is experiencing a significant and bright economic outlook.
"But we can brighten our economy even more through our aggressive economic development efforts.
"This morning I had the chance to continue our hard sell to lure in the biggest economic development project this state has ever seen.
"We need approval of HB 35 to have that tax exemption in our pocket should we need it as part of our package to lure the company.
"As you know we have beaten out more than 30 states and are now in the finals for consideration.
"To those who ask where we are after today's meeting let me say the company will decide, but our goal is clear. We want the project and we want to be their first choice.
"We want the 3,000 new jobs and the 40,000 construction jobs and the strong multipliers that will lift our entire economy.
"I was pleased to report to the company that we have enormous House support for the project. I ask for your support as well.
"Thank you for allowing me to come today to address you and to personally ask for your assistance."
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