Coming on the heels of the defeat of the 17 cent a gallon gas tax increase in this legislative session, the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the "fiscal cliff" crowd have, predictably, begun. But on op-ed published in the Baton Rouge Advocate now makes the claim that legislators from our area voted to nix the tax, because of we, in this part of the state, get so much more from state government, including better roads.

101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty discuss the opinion of Baton Rouge attorney Ben Valentine who wonders "Where are Baton Rouge's highway improvements of like value? Have any of you gone to Shreveport and seen how good their road system is there? How did Shreveport get so much and Baton Rouge so little?"