URGENT ALERT: LAGOP Opposes Amended Gasoline Tax Bill

Please call your state representative at (225) 342-6945 and urge her/him to vote AGAINST any version of a gasoline tax increase.

A vote on the House floor is expected on Wednesday.

Proponents of the gas tax are planning to reduce the tax increase proposal from 17 cents per gallon to 10 cents per gallon.

"Ten cents per gallon in additional gasoline taxes is completely unacceptable," said Roger F. Villere, Jr., Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman. "The hard working people of this state are not willing to pay two dollars more every time they fill up their car--for the rest of their lives," Villere said.

"State government spending is out of control. Until Gov. Edwards and the Legislature address constitutional and statutory dedications in a comprehensive manner, I urge the Legislature to not give the governor one more penny in additional taxes," Villere said.

"With the gas tax hike running on fumes, now is the time to kill this tax," he said.

CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR TODAY! Tell her/him that you oppose any increase in the gas tax.

House Switchboard: (225) 342-6945

Governor John Bel Edwards increased taxes by more than $1.5 billion in 2016, more than in any other state in the nation. Louisiana's working families and retirees are hurting, and now is not the time to be taking more money out of people's pockets.

Posted on May 30, 2017 .