Transportation bill aimed at winning back taxpayers’ trust breezes through House

A bill that would revamp state transportation spending practices in a bid to restore voter confidence in Louisiana’s roads and bridges program breezed through the state House on Thursday.

The measure, House Bill 598, won approval 97-0. It next faces action in the Senate.

While it does not raise money, the legislation is linked to a separate, $510 million hike in the state gas tax that cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday…


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