BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has reversed course and agreed to extend an existing tax break given to the New Orleans Hornets that saves the team $3.7 million a year.
The extension proposed by Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, was backed in a 62-37 vote Monday. The measure only got 49 votes in support last week.
The NBA team gets a tax break through the state Quality Jobs Program. Henry proposes continuing that through the 2024 season.