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Gas tax to fund infrastructure gets shelved

May 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm

No support and not enough time.  Legislation to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects got shelved because of a lack of support.  

Bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter, was then prompted to request the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure” session next year.  

Carter says crumbling roads and bridges are some of the biggest threat facing the state.

“This should be the number one campaign issue, give the next year’s members the opportunity to do something of real significance, something that they can be proud of, because it effects every one of us," Carter noted.

Carter says there just wasn’t enough time left in the session to push the bill through the House and Senate.

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