A bill that would provide an income tax break for certain taxpayers making less than $50,000 per year failed by a large margin in the state House of Representatives Wednesday.
House Bill 699, sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City, would provide an overtime wages tax credit up to $500.
On the House floor, Wednesday, Thompson said the bill was his way of helping people who make less than $50,000 keep more of their money.
The bill failed on a 26-71 vote.
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