Gas tax increase proposed to fix Louisiana highways, bridges

By Christian Boutwell

Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, filed, as promised, House Bill 632 on Tuesday (April 18), which would increase Louisiana’s gas tax 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 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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