Louisiana Business Group Urges State Lawmakers to Approve Gas Tax to Fix State's Roads

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The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and 21 other groups have urged state lawmakers to approve an increase of at least $500 million per year for roads, bridges and other transportation needs.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
April 5, 2017

Indiana Senate Committee Votes to Phase in Gas Tax Increase

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An Indiana Senate committee March 28 pushed through plans to raise the gas tax by 10 cents and open Indiana interstates to tolling.

Kaitlin L. Lange | Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press
March 29, 2017
Government, Business

Two Possible Reasons for Louisiana Governor's Unusual Stance in Looming Transport Debate

Office of Governor John Bel Edwards

Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to piggyback on the bills of key state lawmakers to tackle Louisiana's road and bridge problems in an increasingly toxic political environment.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
March 21, 2017
Government, Business

Indiana DOT Awards Contracts for I-70 Upgrades

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Repair work to highway lanes and bridges along the Interstate 70 freight corridor east of Indianapolis is expected to last through the end of the year, the state Department of Transportation announced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2017

Louisiana's Transportation Needs Obvious, but Solutions Remain Hard To Find

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Less than a month before the 2017 regular legislative session begins, the upcoming debate on how and whether to boost state aid for roads and bridges is riddled with questions, including Gov. John Bel Edwards' stance.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
March 15, 2017
Government, Business

Indiana Nonprofit Works to Improve State’s Logistic Network

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Conexus Indiana staff members don't consider themselves lobbyists, but rather staff for the General Assembly "thinking through policy issues.

Debbie Blank | The Herald-Tribune (Batesville, Ind.)
January 18, 2017
Government, Business

Indiana Senate GOP Won't Rule Out Gas Tax Hike to Fund Highways

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Indiana Senate Republicans are not ruling out raising the state's gasoline tax or adding tolls to new roads to pay for road and bridge improvements in the state.

January 11, 2017
Government, Business

Joe McGuinness, Former Franklin Mayor, Chosen to Lead Indiana DOT

McGuinness via LinkedIn

Joe McGuinness has been tapped to take over as commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Transportation, leaving his post as mayor of Franklin, Indiana.

January 9, 2017

Louisiana Transportation Chief: $700 Million Spending Hike 'Good, Practical'

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

A $700 million yearly hike in state transportation spending would be a practical way to tackle Louisiana's road and bridge problems, state Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said Nov. 28.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
November 29, 2016
Government, Business

Louisiana Transportation Chief Says Taxpayers Face 'Sticker Shock' on Road and Bridge Needs

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Louisiana's transportation chief said Nov. 17 that taxpayers will experience "sticker shock" when they see how much money is needed to improve roads and bridges, possibly about $700 million per year.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
November 18, 2016