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House Committee approves tax hike for road projects

1 year 7 months 5 days ago May 06, 2015 May 6, 2015 Wednesday, May 06 2015 May 06, 2015 7:22 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- A plan to fund road projects in Louisiana is moving forward at the Capitol.

A House Committee approved two plans that would mean billions of dollars for road and bridge improvements over the next ten years. Lawmakers are considering a one cent sales tax increase, and a ten cent gasoline tax increase to cover the costs.

The state currently has a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge projects. Now, the proposals will be discussed by the entire House.

 

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