Gas Tax Could Stall
Representative Mac McCutcheon of Huntsville says his bill to increase the state gas tax in order to fund road and bridge projects won’t be up for a House vote this week. McCutcheon is trying to build support among House and Senate members, some of whom are opposed to any tax increases. House Bill 394 would raise the gasoline tax by 6 cents per gallon. It would be the first state gas tax increase in 25 years. The tax would then be adjusted every four years to equal the average tax in Alabama’s four Border States. Asked Friday if the bill has enough time to pass both chambers, McCutcheon said he didn’t know.