Bill to shift some state funding over to roads, bridges advances to Gov. Edwards

(Source: KALB)

Published: June 10, 2021

By: Adrian Dubose, LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE, La. (LSU Manship School News Wire) – A bill that would gradually move $300 million annually to roads and bridges moved to the governor’s desk Thursday as the legislative session came to an end.

House Bill 514 by Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, passed the House 87-13.

The bill was originally authored as a sales tax bill for marijuana but turned into an infrastructure bill.

The bill dedicates the existing tax on the sale and lease of motor vehicles to a state construction fund. The bill will shift $300 million from the state’s general fund to transportation projects.

Read more at KALB

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