gas tax

Fuel Tax Bill Passes in Senate, Signed into Law by Governor

House Bill 2, better known as the Gas Tax Bill passed on the Senate floor today. The vote of 28 to 6 was a strong showing of bi-partisan support. Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law later on Tuesday. The Governor called a special session to address the fuel tax. Money from the tax will be used to rebuild…

Alabama Senate Debating Gas Tax Hike

The Alabama Senate is expected to vote today on a proposed 10-cent gasoline tax increase in what could be the final day of the special session. Senators are scheduled to start debate at 10 a.m. on the House-passed proposal and a related oversight bill. Gov. Kay Ivey called lawmakers into special session last week to consider a 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase…

Alabama Gas Tax Bill Passes Senate Committee and Goes to the Senate Floor

An Alabama Senate committee has approved a proposed 10-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax increase, keeping the bill on the fast track in the special session that Gov. Kay Ivey called last week. The Senate Transportation and Energy Committee approved the gas tax increase and related bills without a dissenting vote. The measures now move to the Alabama Senate floor where they could…

Full Alabama House Approves The Gas Tax Hike

Debate now moved to the State Senate.

     Gas tax increase sponsor Rep. Bill Poole (R) told the full house today about the same thing he told a House Committee yesterday…that the 10 cent a gallon increase over several years is critical to the state’s future.     Apparently his sales pitch worked. The full house approved the legislation 83-20  late in the afternoon. It now goes to…

House Delays Vote on Gasoline Tax Increase

Alabama lawmakers delayed a vote on a proposed gas tax increase to pay for road and bridge construction after the bill ran into heavy opposition. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Thursday that the bill is likely dead for the session. Under the proposal, the state gas tax would have risen by four cents per gallon this year and another two…

Bill to Raise Gas Tax Approved

A proposed gas tax increase to pay for road and bridge construction has cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature. The House transportation committee approved the bill Thursday. It now moves to the House of Representatives. The proposal would raise the tax by 6 cents per gallon. The tax would be adjusted every four years to equal the average…