While task force barely underway, hike in Louisiana gas tax likely to emerge

The first increase in Louisiana’s gas tax in more than a quarter of a century is all but certain to be one of the recommendations of a just underway transportation task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

“I think that is what you are going to see coming out of it,” said House Transportation Committee Chairman Kenny Havard, R-St. Francisville and a member of the influential committee.

The task force has only had one meeting, with another one scheduled for next month.

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