BRADENTON, Fla. - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' sweeping tax reform plan to stabilize the state budget met with immediate resistance from businesses that would be impacted by the biggest changes.

Edwards proposed a series of tax code rewrites on Wednesday that he said will overcome the loss of $1.3 million in temporary revenues that roll off the books July 1, 2018, and provide the state with about $400 million in new funding for critical programs that have been cut in recent years.

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