|Posted on 1/9/2018 11:07:00 AM.|
|After failing last year to pass legislation to raise Louisiana’s gas tax for road improvements, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter has a different idea this year. He is seeking to file a constitutional amendment that would divide the state into regions and let voters in that region decide if they want a higher gas tax for better roads. He says many oppose a statewide gas tax increase.
"A lot of people did not want to vote for it and in the areas they live, the gasoline tax would affect them but they didn't need any help."
|Representative Steve Carter, gas tax, state amendment|
|Posted on 5/26/2017 4:39:00 AM.|
The author of a bill to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 17-cents continues to work on the legislation so it can receive the 70 votes necessary to get approval from the House. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says he is looking at a variety of options, like lowering the proposed increase. But he says not everyone is pleased with that.
|legislative session, gas tax, Steve Carter|
|Posted on 5/24/2017 3:16:00 AM.|
Today lawmakers in the House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says more revenue is needed to pay for better roads.
|Barry Erwin, CABL, Roger Villere, GOP, Steve Carter, gas tax|
|Posted on 5/16/2017 2:05:00 PM.|
A proposal to increase the state’s gasoline tax by 17 cents won approval from the House Ways and Means committee. State Representative Steve Carter says his bill would help fund a new Interstate 10 Mississippi River Bridge and improved roads across the state. Carter says the tax hike will bring in an additional 510-million dollars a year.
|legislative session, gas tax, House Ways and Means Committee|
|Posted on 4/10/2017 3:21:00 AM.|
TOPS, criminal justice reform and proposals to raise the gasoline tax are some of the big topics up for discussion as the legislative session begins today. There are bills filed that raise the minimum GPA to qualify for the TOPS scholarship. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says this proposal will face fierce opposition from the legislative black caucus.
|legislative session, Bernie Pinsonat, TOPS, criminal justice reform, gas tax|
|Posted on 4/4/2017 5:13:00 PM.|
Business leaders in Louisiana are coming together to support the passage of a higher gas tax. The new coalition is calling itself BUILD IT. Baton Rouge Area Chamber President Adam Knapp says they will back proposals to increase the state’s gasoline tax to fund highway construction.
|Adam Knapp, Jason El Koubi, gas tax, BUILD IT, transportation|
|Posted on 2/21/2017 3:15:00 AM.|
If Louisianans want better roads, the Department of Transportation will need an additional $700 million a year. That’s according to DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson, who says Louisiana is one of only five states that hasn’t adjusted its transportation revenue stream in nearly 30 years. He says that’s why Louisiana’s roads are the 8th worst in the nation.
|Shawn Wilson, DOTD, gas tax, transportation infrastructure|
|Posted on 2/16/2017 1:15:00 PM.|
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says letting the public decide whether to increase the gas tax to raise funds for traffic relief projects would be one option. He says a 23 cent tax is a possible solution in coming up with the $700 million; and leaders in the Capitol City are looking at what that money could go to.
|gas tax, steve carter, baton rouge, traffic|
|Posted on 10/21/2016 12:47:00 PM.|
Department of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says, after meeting with residents in each region of the state, there seems to be growing support for increasing the state's gas tax. He says people realize that bigger investments need to be made in Louisiana's roads and bridges.
|department of transportation and development, shawn wilson, gas tax, |
|Posted on 11/23/2015 1:46:00 AM.|
According to the personal finance website, Kiplinger, Louisiana ranks fourth for best state to live in for low taxes and it’s also eighth for retirees. Kiplinger Senior Associate Editor Sandra Block says the Pelican State has a variety of tax friendly policies….
|Kiplinger, Sandra Block, low taxes, income tax, gas tax, property tax|
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