Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Calls For Gas Tax IncreaseRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 27 2019 12:28 PM
MAPLESVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey, standing in a field in the rural Chilton County town of Maplesville Wednesday, was flanked by more than a dozen state legislators, local representatives and other supporters as she called on the legislature to raise the state’s fuel tax rate for the first time in nearly three decades.
The location for Ivey’s introduction of the Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan was not chosen at random. She pointed to a nearby bridge that’s being used beyond its lifespan that can’t carry heavy loads. She added that the road beyond it turns from pavement to dirt, which washes away when it rains.