Kay Ivey to announce infrastructure plan, expected gas tax hike

Kay Ivey
[Photo Credit: AP Photo | Butch Dill]

With just a week to go before the 2019 Legislative session begins, Gov. Kay Ivey is scheduled to announce her plan to improve Alabama’s infrastructure system on Wednesday, which is expected to include a gas tax hike.

Ivey will hold a press conference on County Road 17 in Maplesville, Ala. to discuss the details of her plan. Many presume a bill on the gas tax and to fund infrastructure improvements will be a key component of her plan.

“I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses to our state, creating opportunities for everyone,” Ivey said in 2017 in support of a then-proposed gas tax adjustment.

The gas tax was last raised in 1992.