Americans for Prosperity push back against proposed gasoline tax hike
Posted on 3/17/2017 5:10:00 AM.

The conservative political advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, is pushing back against proposals to increase the state’s gasoline tax. State Director John Kay says they stand against any increase on the gasoline tax, no matter how big or small, because Louisiana taxpayers have already seen their taxes go up enough.

John Kay, Americans for Prosperity, gasoline tax, transportation

Lawmakers putting together bill to increase state's gasoline tax
Posted on 3/16/2017 5:15:00 AM.

With the legislative session approaching, lawmakers are working on a bill that would raise the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 30 years. Democratic Representative Sam Jones of Franklin says lawmakers need to put something on the ballot to improve deteriorating roads and bridges. But he says it’s still unclear how many cents the tax would go up.

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Lawmakers to consider raising state's gasoline tax
Posted on 7/25/2016 11:59:00 AM.

Lawmakers will likely consider a bill to increase the state’s gasoline tax, when they meet for the 2017 fiscal session. That’s according to Representative Kenny Havard, who serves as chairman of the House Transportation Committee and sits on the newly-formed Transportation Task Force. Havard says the state’s gasoline tax has not been raised in over 20 years and there is not enough funds to address the $12 billion backlog for transportation maintenance, much less any new projects.

Kenny Havard, gasoline tax, Transportation Task Force

Group calling on next governor to raise gas tax, change TOPS, and expand Medicaid
Posted on 9/29/2015 11:36:00 AM.

A group of businessmen and executives that are part of Blueprint Louisiana is calling on the next governor to raise the gasoline tax, expand Medicaid and change TOPS, so it no longer covers the full cost of tuition. Blueprint Chairman Dr. Phillip Rozeman says our roads need about one billion dollars a year to improve our transportation and raising the taxes on gasoline could help defer this cost.

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