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Common core, infrastructure on session agenda Wednesday

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago May 27, 2015 May 27, 2015 Wednesday, May 27 2015 May 27, 2015 9:05 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers will revisit common core standards during Wednesday's session. They'll be looking at a bill that would review the academic benchmarks throughout the state. The bill would also include required public hearings in every congressional district.

A House committee will also look at another bill that would change the common core tests for the 2015-2016 school year.

In an addition to improve the state's infrastructure, the House is set to debate a bill that would raise $300 million a year for transportation, by raising the Louisiana gas tax by 10 cents a gallon.

Another transportation proposal seeks to increase the state sales tax by one cent. The tax bump would raise an additional $675 million a year for 16 major road and bridge projects, including the construction of a new bridge over the Mississippi River.

 

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