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Alabama Gas Tax Approbed

Residents react to a ten-percent tax on gas

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 7:37 PM
Updated: Mar. 13, 2019 7:37 PM

Speech to Text for Alabama Gas Tax Approbed

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locally is thrilled with the prospect of soon paying more for gas in alabama. w-t-v-a's wayne hereford is live in sulligent, alabama... where he's beenspeaking with residents about governor kay ivey signing into law this week a 10-cent-a gallon increase in the state gas tax to pay for road improvements. thanks. any time you use the "t" word that stands for taxes you are liable to get some reactions from local citizens. it was no different today in sulligent alabama where i stopped at a local convenience store. "i don't see why the reason is they need to do that." clarence ledlow lives in sulligent . he responded to state lawmakers raising alabama's gas tax. it's a gradual increase over three years slated to raise some 320-million dollars a year for road improvements and economic development. drivers could start paying six cents more at the pump by labor day. for clarence, it just doesn't add up. "because the state pays for our highways to be fixed. and there should be no reason that they should use that money that they already get to do the highways with.i just think its ridiculous." standup.. "we stopped at a local gas station here in sulligent where customers were not real thrilled with a ten cent hike on their gas prices. perhaps one man summed it up best. " i think that soon more people will be walking and less people will be riding in their vehicles if they keep raising the price on gas." under the tax increase, the alabama department of transportation will get 67- percent of the money... counties will get 25 percent , and cities eight percent. reporting live in sulligent, alabama, i'm wayne hereford wtva nine
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