Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaking Thursday at a Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce luncheon, repeated his pledge to not raise taxes, saying instead that Louisiana needs to reel in spending to deal with budget shortfalls.
"Do we tighten our belts and do more with less or are we going to pass this debt along to our families and businesses that help create jobs in the private sector?," Jindal asked a full house at Winnsboro First Baptist Church's Family Life Center.
Jindal's address to the chamber carried much of the same tone of his speech opening the 2010 legislative session last Monday outlining his plans to deal with Louisiana's budgetary woes. Louisiana lawmakers must make tough choices to get spending under control, Jindal said, but must not burden citizens with additional taxes.