Louisiana Coalition to fix roads wants permanent gas tax hikes

Louisiana’s gas tax has remained unchanged for two decades, despite yearly attempts to increase it, including a new push organized by the Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads.

The coalition has begun working on draft legislation, developing an initial eight-month media campaign to the general public and legislators and hosting an “Infrastructure Day” at the Capitol next session.

Louisianans currently pay 38.4 cents per gallon in state and federal taxes, including 20 cents in state charges. The state has a reported backlog of $12.7 billion in road and bridge needs.