The Dead Pelican highlights an article today about our state's financial crisis.
That's what tax reform means in Louisiana. More of it. Our economy is still sputtering along under twin burdens, a combination of last year's disasters and the continuing burden of regulatory government. Our governor, of course, is a Democrat who has never had enough money in any budget. Unlike every household in Louisiana, the state can't live on its income.
Louisiana currently pays 38.41 cents a gallon, which is on a par with Texas (38.4 cents), a little higher than Mississippi (36.78 cents), and lower than Arkansas (40.2 cents)
I believe, though, that rather than jacking up gasoline prices, our legislators time would be better spent by reducing regulation, cutting state government, and improving roads in places other than the I-10/12 split in Baton Rouge, where they've been working for the past decade. (Seriously, are they ever going to get through with that? It's kind of like I-35 in Texas. They're never finished.)
What Americans want, generally, is more freedom, and less government. That's what drove the country to Donald Trump. We'll generally be fine if the government would just get out of our way, but more taxes is not the way to do that.