Executive Director of LP Georgia, Brett Bittner, pointed me to an article regarding language buried within a transportation bill signed into law by the President that forced “roll your own cigarette” facilities to begin shutting down at midnight Friday.
Media-touted advantages of this Act just in the state of Louisiana are as follows:
- Will funnel billions of dollars in Clean Water Act fines from the 2010 BP spill to Louisiana and the four other Gulf states.
- Allocates $679.8 million in the current fiscal year and $685.6 million next year in highway financing for Louisiana
- Increases the rate of gasoline tax return from $0.91 to $1.02
- Extends the flood insurance program for five years