As promised, bill to raise gas tax filed

By Christian Boutwell

BATON ROUGE — Rep. Steve Carter filed, as promised, House Bill 632 Tuesday, which would increase Louisiana’s gas tax by 17 cents per gallon and would raise an estimated additional $510 million annually for the state’s highways and bridges.

“Across Louisiana, our infrastructure is crumbling,” Carter, R-Baton Rouge, said off the floor. “The citizens of this state are sick of being stuck in traffic, and they want bold solutions that improve safety, quality of life and economic productivity, which this bill provides.”

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