- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House Ways and Means Committee stalled a bill Wednesday to lessen a tax break given to upper-income earners who itemize on their individual income tax returns, a measure pushed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance next year’s budget. The 10-9 vote against the proposal by Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, keeps the measure bottled up in committee. Here’s how lawmakers voted on the bill:

VOTING AGAINST THE BILL (10): Reps. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, chairman; Jim Morris, R-Oil City, vice chairman; Paul Davis, R-Baton Rouge; Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice; Stephanie Hilferty, R-Metairie; Dodie Horton, R-Haughton; Mike Huval, R-Breaux Bridge; Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge; Jay Morris, R-Monroe; and Tom Willmott, R-Kenner.

VOTING FOR THE BILL (9): Reps. Joe Bouie, D-New Orleans; Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond; Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles; Jimmy Harris, D-New Orleans; Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe; Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Robert Johnson, D-Marksville; Julie Stokes, R-Kenner; and Major Thibaut, D-New Roads.

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House Bill 11: www.legis.la.gov

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