The Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association has called for an increase in the state tax on gasoline to fund the construction of more roads.

Ken Perret, president of the highway advocacy group, said the current 20-cent-per-gallon tax that funds transportation projects is not adequate to meet state needs. Inflation has eroded much of its purchasing power since Louisiana’s last gas tax hike in 1989, he said, and modern vehicles burn less gas.

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