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    KAY: We Need Responsible Spending, Not A Gas Tax Hike

KAY: We Need Responsible Spending, Not A Gas Tax Hike

Editor’s Note: A guest post by John Kay, the Louisiana State Director of Americans for Prosperity. By now, we have all heard the tired line about the state budget predicament: There

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    VIDEO: Americans For Prosperity-Louisiana Responds To This Gas Tax Hike Business

VIDEO: Americans For Prosperity-Louisiana Responds To This Gas Tax Hike Business

We get the impression that this will be a massive political dud and that it will die quickly in the legislative process, because while we’re hearing from legislators who have

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    Is Steve Carter A Sucker? Can He Be Cleaned Out At The Card Table?

Is Steve Carter A Sucker? Can He Be Cleaned Out At The Card Table?

We’re asking, because one might come to that impression based on the bill he’s considering filing for the upcoming legislative session. A Baton Rouge lawmaker and others are preparing legislation

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    It’s Beginning To Look Like Louisiana’s Government Is About To Admit Failure On Infrastructure

It’s Beginning To Look Like Louisiana’s Government Is About To Admit Failure On Infrastructure

And thank God for it, because it’s about time after decades of incompetence, fiscal diarrhea and the worst roads in America. At long last they’re admitting defeat and talking about

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    HITHER AND YON: They’re Trying To Raise Your Taxes Again

HITHER AND YON: They’re Trying To Raise Your Taxes Again

In what should be the least surprising story of the year, Louisiana’s Secretary of Transportation and Development Shawn Wilson said yesterday that he wants to raise taxes. Wilson works for

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    KAY: They Want To Raise Your Taxes To Pay For Roads, But They’re Wasting The Money They Already Have

KAY: They Want To Raise Your Taxes To Pay For Roads, But They’re Wasting The Money They Already Have

Editor’s Note: A guest post from John Kay, Louisiana director for Americans for Prosperity. If you drive in Louisiana, now is the time to buckle up, because the state government

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Want To Make Louisiana’s Roads Better? Vote For These Two Amendments In October

  Want To Make Louisiana’s Roads Better? Vote For These Two Amendments In October

Let’s face it, Louisiana’s roads suck. We’re not just talking about the city of New Orleans where you must have

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WAGUESPACK: A Step Forward For Roads

  WAGUESPACK: A Step Forward For Roads

Much has been said about the recently concluded 2015 legislative session, though not much of it has been positive. The

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LABI’s Preview For Week 2 Of The Legislative Session

  LABI’s Preview For Week 2 Of The Legislative Session

Editor’s Note: We’re passing this along as a quality reference for our readers interested in what’s happening at the State

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SADOW: It’s Going To Be Tough To Clear The State’s Infrastructure Backlog

  SADOW: It’s Going To Be Tough To Clear The State’s Infrastructure Backlog

Like everybody else, putative Louisiana gubernatorial candidates struggled with offering solutions to the state’s tremendous roads and bridges backlog of

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SADOW: It’s More Important Not To Run A Deficit Than To Build New Roads

  SADOW: It’s More Important Not To Run A Deficit Than To Build New Roads

Drowned out in elections hoopla was the annual fall exercise of members of the Louisiana Legislature’s transportation committees hitting the

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SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

  SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

Did Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, a potential 2015 gubernatorial candidate, recently give a green light to tax increases for transportation?

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KENNEDY: If Not Higher Ed, Spend The Surplus On I-49

  KENNEDY: If Not Higher Ed, Spend The Surplus On I-49

Louisiana likely will have a surplus from last fiscal year. The state constitution prohibits us from using it for operating

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There Ought To Be A West Bank Connector, And It Ought To Be A Toll Road

  There Ought To Be A West Bank Connector, And It Ought To Be A Toll Road

From the AP today is a piece about transportation infrastructure… Opinions vary among local and state officials whether or not

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Did Jindal’s People Know About This?

  Did Jindal’s People Know About This?

Yesterday, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at which Gov. Bobby Jindal celebrated the long-awaited completion of the I-12 widening project

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The Challenge Of I-49 South

  The Challenge Of I-49 South

Louisiana has hundreds of needed road projects, the most important of which is the completion of Interstate 49. I-49 North

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