Gas Tax Hike Vote Delayed

Gas tax debate on hold as bill aimed to raise $510M struggles to drum up support

BY WILL SENTELL | wsentell@theadvocate.com

In a new sign the bill faces huge obstacles, a $510 million gas tax hike plan scheduled for Louisiana House debate Wednesday was expected to be delayed until at least May 31.

The measure, House Bill 632, was narrowly approved last week by the House Ways and Means Committee and is on the House calendar for debate Wednesday. But backers remain well under the two-thirds majority needed for approval – at least 70 votes in the 105-member Louisiana House.

The session ends on June 8, which means another delay makes final approval of a bill that already faced steep odds even more remote.

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One Response to “Gas Tax Hike Vote Delayed”

  1. vee Says:

    Could it be our elected officials are finally listening to the citizens who know we are already overtaxed and DO NOT want any new taxes?

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