Bill to require trucks to drive in right lane on Baton Rouge interstates passes committee
Posted on 4/16/2018 12:35:00 PM.
A bill that would require 18-wheelers to be in the right lane while traveling on interstates through Baton Rouge from 4 to 7 PM on weekdays passed the House Transportation Committee. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says he’s trying to do something about the daily back-ups that happen in the capital city.
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Rep Carter proposes other ways to fund road construction
Posted on 8/2/2017 3:29:00 AM.

The author of the failed gasoline tax increase proposal says the state needs to look at other ways to repair the state’s decrepit roads and bridges. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter recommended a 17 cent gas tax hike, but the support was not there in the legislature.

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Proposed gas tax hike dies without vote
Posted on 5/31/2017 4:52:00 PM.

A proposed gas tax hike was killed without a vote on the House floor, but there was still ample discussion about the attempt to raise millions of dollars to improve roads. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter expressed his frustration with his own party, who actively fought the legislation. He also criticized an out of state anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity, who lobbied against it.

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House scheduled to vote on gas tax hike
Posted on 5/30/2017 8:32:00 PM.

A vote is expected Wednesday in the House to raise the state’s gasoline tax to fund more highway construction projects. State Representative Steve Carter originally called for a 17 cent a gallon hike, but he’s willing to amend it to a 10 cent increase. State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says lowering the proposed tax means fewer megaprojects will be completed.

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Author of gas tax hike bill working to ensure it will receive House approval
Posted on 5/26/2017 4:39:00 AM.

The author of a bill to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 17-cents continues to work on the legislation so it can receive the 70 votes necessary to get approval from the House. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says he is looking at a variety of options, like lowering the proposed increase. But he says not everyone is pleased with that. 

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House to take up proposed gas tax hike
Posted on 5/24/2017 3:16:00 AM.

Today lawmakers in the House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says more revenue is needed to pay for better roads.

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Baton Rouge legislator has filed a bill to increase the state’s gas tax by 17 cents
Posted on 4/19/2017 12:36:00 PM.

A Baton Rouge lawmaker has filed a proposal that would increase the state’s gasoline tax by 17 cents. Louisiana motorists pay 38-cents per gallon, 20-cents in state taxes for gasoline. Representative Steve Carter says it’s been over 20 years since Louisiana increased the state tax on gasoline.

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Bill could require 18-wheelers to drive 10 mph slower on the interstate
Posted on 4/16/2017 10:53:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge lawmaker is pushing for 18-wheelers to be required to drive at least 10 miles lower than the posted speed limit on Interstate highways. Representative Steve Carter filed the legislation after the speed limits were reduced on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

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Lawmakers putting together bill to increase state's gasoline tax
Posted on 3/16/2017 5:15:00 AM.

With the legislative session approaching, lawmakers are working on a bill that would raise the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 30 years. Democratic Representative Sam Jones of Franklin says lawmakers need to put something on the ballot to improve deteriorating roads and bridges. But he says it’s still unclear how many cents the tax would go up.

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BR delegation exploring options to fund traffic relief projects; possible gas tax on ballot
Posted on 2/16/2017 1:15:00 PM.
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says letting the public decide whether to increase the gas tax to raise funds for traffic relief projects would be one option. He says a 23 cent tax is a possible solution in coming up with the $700 million; and leaders in the Capitol City are looking at what that money could go to.
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