Replace the state gasoline tax with a sales tax on all fuels. Direct more money in the state construction budget to road work. Steer dollars to highways that otherwise pour into Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund.
Those are among the ideas on a list approved Monday by a legislative task force trying to drum up new cash for highway repairs and improvements in a state that has a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge work.
But rather than offer specific recommendations, the Transportation Funding Task Force is forwarding all the ideas it heard, without prioritizing proposals it submits to lawmakers. Instead, the panel will let them sift through concepts to see which generate the most interest. Its report was due to lawmakers this week.
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