Gas tax for roads remains priority for GOP-led LegislatureWednesday, November 21, 2018
Mike Cason of Al.com writes that following the Alabama GOP’s recent successful election, Alabama’s Republican governor and the leaders of the Alabama House and Senate will promote a gas tax increase as part of a plan to upgrade roads, bridges and other infrastructure across the state.
Cason reported that Gov. Kay Ivey, House Speaker Mac McCutcheon and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh all agree that improving and adding capacity to the state’s highway system and replacing hundreds of bridges is at or near the top of their priorities.
“We’ve talked about this for three years,” McCutcheon told Al.com. “The traffic congestion on our major arteries is getting to the point that it’s holding up travel times. So, at the end of the day, we’ve got to address this.”
The new Legislature meets in an organizational session in January and begins the regular session in March.