Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

Louisiana officials agree that the state's roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Not that there will be any new gas tax revenues for the foreseeable future. Legislative attempts to raise the state’s 20-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax, which hasn’t changed in 28 years, haven't been successful. But the public's support of Amendment 3 at least removes one of the main arguments against raising that tax.

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Posted on October 24, 2017 .