The Rundown: Here’s the latest on the gas tax, budget outlook, prison reform and other updates in Louisiana politics

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Today in The Rundown: Confederate monument debate divides lawmakers; New budget forecast offers rare good news; Criminal justice compromise brokered; Gas tax zooms ahead; and everything else you need to know about Louisiana politics today.

Countdown…

Days until the regular session ends: 22

The News

Gas tax: A bill that would raise Louisiana’s gasoline tax by 17 cents per gallon, increasing state aid for roads and bridges by $510 million annually, has squeaked through a House committee. http://bit.ly/2roK3WY

 

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