BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. Bobby Jindal's former revenue secretary, who abruptly resigned after a dispute over a tax break interpretation, has a new job in California.
Cynthia Bridges has been named the executive director of the California State Board of Equalization, an elected body that administers sales and use taxes in the state and hears business and income tax appeals. The board announced Bridges' hiring Thursday. She'll begin the new job Aug. 1.
Bridges resigned earlier this month without explanation after working under three governors over 12 years. The decision came one day after a tax credit expansion she issued was rescinded by Jindal amid complaints it could damage the state budget. Jindal's chief budget adviser said he only learned of the tax break expansion from lawmakers, not from Bridges.