Axe the Gas Tax Campaign launched in Louisiana

AFP says Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards will seek a higher tax on top of the planned 20 cent increase per gallon.
AFP says Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards will seek a higher tax on top of the planned 20 cent increase per gallon. | Contributed
In Louisiana, Americans for Prosperity is in opposition of the impending gas tax increase and has recently started a campaign against it. 

The organization's "Axe the Gas Tax Campaign" seeks to inform residents on how the 20 cent increase on tax per gallon will negatively affect gas prices and their wallets. 

“Louisianans are already suffering from $2.4 billion in new taxes passed over the past two years by a legislature not providing any solutions to fix the structural problems with the Louisiana tax and budget systems," AFP-LA state director John Kay said of the increase. Kay went on to say that, if passed, the tax increase would fail to provide solutions to Louisiana's transportation spending.

“This is money that will come out of the pockets of Louisianans in a state that currently ranks 45th nationally in job creation," Kay said. "It’s the same tax and spend song and dance from Governor Edwards with which we have become so familiar.”

Governor John Bel Edwards, pushing for the new tax, is expected to attempt to double the tax and spike it by "another 17-23 cents" per gallon, AFP claimed. 

"If the 23 cent hike goes into effect, Louisiana will pay one of the highest gas tax rates in the nation at 61.4 cents for every gallon," Kay said. 

Visit www.AxeTheTaxLA.com for more information.

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