Bel Edwards’ Fuel Tax Out of Gas

Controversial, long-shot bid to raise Louisiana’s gasoline tax dies quietly

BY WILL SENTELL | wsentell@theadvocate.com May 31, 2017 – 4:30 pm

The five-month campaign to upgrade Louisiana’s jammed roads and bridges by raising the state gasoline tax died with little fanfare Wednesday in the Louisiana House.

In a post on Facebook, the lawmaker said he is “not willing to force my colleagues to waste their time on voting on an issue when it will not pass.”

The action made official what lawmakers have said for weeks: convincing two-thirds of the House to endorse a major tax increase was a near impossible challenge in a session dominated by state financial problems.

Backers needed at least 70 votes to send the bill to the Senate, and unofficial headcounts were said to be in the 50’s and low 60’s at best.

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One Response to “Bel Edwards’ Fuel Tax Out of Gas”

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