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The share of Louisiana residents who support raising taxes to fund elementary and secondary education, higher education, health care, and transportation infrastructure far exceeds the share who favor cuts in these areas. Yet, the 2017 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, shows most residents think the state’s personal income and sales taxes are about right at their current levels. There is strong, bipartisan support for raising the state’s tax on gasoline up to an additional 15 cents per gallon to fund transportation infrastructure.
This is the first in a series of six reports from the 2017 Louisiana Survey.See More Projects
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