In front of 400 leaders assembled at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Together Louisiana leader Rev. Theron Jackson of Shreveport laid out the source of the state's budget shortfall (corporate exemptions and lower income taxes on the wealthy), referred to the reliance on sales taxes as "the big swap" and bluntly stated, "This calls for righteous indignation."
Governor John Bel Edwards agreed, telling leaders that an additional sales tax increase was "not going to be on the table" when legislators tackle the budget deficit.
John Bel Edwards Says No to Another Louisiana Sales Tax Hike, Times Picayune