Louisiana State Lawmakers Looking Into Possible Gasoline Tax Hike
We could all be looking at paying more at the pump if some state lawmakers have their way.
Louisiana legislators are looking into increasing a gasoline tax to help fund a backlog of road projects in the state.
According to state officials, Louisiana is facing a $13 billion backlog of road projects. Some legislators believe that a gasoline tax increase could be the remedy to funding this long list of necessary projects.
Governor John Bel Edward's administration believes the state would generate about $700 million a year with the tax to move these projects forward.
The catch? The tax would be an additional 23 cents per gallon.
Something tells us that this will be a hard sell to most constiuents, but then again, the money has to come from somewhere, right?