They Want Another 10¢/Gal Gas Tax

There is never enough. It they had it ALL it wouldn’t be enough. Now there’s a group in Baton Rouge wanting another 10¢/gallon gasoline tax. See here the story.

Group pushes boost in gas tax

A highway advocacy group is launching a bid to raise Louisiana’s gasoline tax by 10 cents per gallon, despite huge political hurdles.

In addition, the coalition of highway contractors and others wants lawmakers to offer voters a $3 billion bond issue to trim the state’s $12.8 billion backlog of road and bridge projects.

Here is the group’s webpage.

Driving Louisiana Forward

They are a front group for this organization.

The Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association

Here’s who runs the thing.

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: KEN PERRET, FHWA Admin.-Arkansas (Ret.), LADOTD Asst. Secy. (Ret.)
SR. VICE PRESIDENT: DAVID S. HUVAL, Huval & Associates
VICE PRESIDENT: JOHNNY BRADBERRY, LA DOTD Secretary (Ret.)
SECRETARY/TREASURER: KEN NAQUIN, CEO, Louisiana AGC, Inc.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: W.P. WRAY, JR., Attorney-at-Law, Wray & Pierce, L.L.P.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KYLE ARDOIN, Executive Director – CAAL
ROBERT CANFIELD, EBR-DPW Director (Ret.)
JAN L. EVANS, Consulting Engineer
AL FLETTRICH, Boh Bros. Const. (Ret.)
ROGER MELANCON, RDM Consulting
DANIEL E. MOBLEY, Executive Director – ACEC of LA
DR. KAM MOVASSAGHI, LADOTD Secretary (Ret.)
GORDON NELSON, LADOTD Deputy Secretary (Ret.)
BOB SCHMIDT, Director of Operations – HNTB
WILLIAM SUSSMANN, LA FHWA Division Admin. (Ret.)
WILLIE T. TAYLOR, LADOTD District Administrator (Ret.)
NEIL WAGONER, LA DOTD Secretary (Ret.)
J. L. WAX, LA DOTD Dep. Secretary (Ret.)
DON WEATHERS, Executive Director – LAPA
DIRECTOR EMERITUS, PRESTON EGGERS, Exec. Vice President (Ret.)
Louisiana AGC, Inc.

That explains that.

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