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Letter to The Honorable Alfred W. Speer Clerk of the House


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Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed HB 591 yesterday morning and issued the following veto letter to the Legislature today:

June 12, 2011

The Honorable Alfred W. Speer
Clerk of the House
State Capitol
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Re: House Bill No. 591 by Representative Ritchie

Dear Mr. Speer:

House Bill 591 repeals the June 30, 2012 sunset on the 4/20 of one cent tax on cigarettes and makes the tax permanent. I have made a commitment to the taxpayers of Louisiana to oppose all attempts to raise taxes.

For this reason, I have vetoed House Bill No. 591 and hereby return it to the House of Representatives.


Bobby Jindal

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