Worth Noting

Could Louisianans support increase in gas tax?

Survey says ... yes.

Louisiana motorists pay 16 cents per gallon in taxes that cover construction and maintenance of state roads and bridges. According to a new survey by LSU, a majority says it would be willing to pay a high gas tax while at the same time skeptical of shouldering any other type of tax hike.

Considering that state currently has a $13 billion backlog in deferred maintenance — road and bridge repairs we’ve been putting off for years — maybe the Legislature should consider it. Gov. John Bel Edwards favors it, which for many Republicans in the GOP-controlled Lege might be reason enough to oppose it.

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