State Rep. Jack McFarland, who also is a Master Logger from Winnfield, is leading an effort to propose legislation that will reform how the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development spends money and introduce a fuel tax when the Legislature meets in its regular session this year.
This is the subject of a two-part series on the Louisiana Forestry Association's podcast Minding the Forest. The first part of Reform & Revenue was released this week, which includes a discussion about the reforms already done in DOTD as well as proposed changes for this legislative session. Part two will be released on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The second part of the interview with McFarland gets more into the details of how a fuel tax could be proposed and its revenue spent specifically on infrastructure.
The release of this two-part series is to inform LFA members and the public about the proposal, which at the time of the interview with McFarland was still in the working phase. The LFA neither endorses nor opposes any such proposal.
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