Thursday at Hoover City Hall, Gov. Kay Ivey made three infrastructure project announcements as a result of the Rebuild Alabama Act.
The tax would be anywhere from one to four cents per gallon.
Much like the legislative tactic used to pass the 2019 Rebuild Alabama Act that included a controversial gasoline tax increase, a special session is being planned to start at the beginning of the 2023 regular session on March 7 to allocate more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.
The State of Alabama dispersed over $40 million to road and bridge projects around the state this week.
Georgia drivers will continue to notice some relief at the pump until Dec. 11 after Gov. Brian Kemp extended the state’s gas tax suspension Friday.
A gas tax increase passed from the Rebuild Alabama Act of 2019 raised about $24 million, or 7.5%, more in revenue than initially expected in the most recent fiscal year.
State Rep. Danny Garrett said Thursday that he is “unsure” of what the state should do in response to the loss of gas tax revenue that would likely come with a transition to electric vehicles (EV).
On Wednesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) announced that he is extending his state’s gas tax holiday through Sep. 12 by executive order.