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Last updated 12:56AM ET
March 3, 2021
Resolution Asks Governor To Remove State Gas Tax
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A resolution has been introduced in the Alabama House asking Gov. Bob Riley to consider removing the state's 16 cents-a-gallon tax on gasoline and motor fuels for one year.

The sponsor, Rep. Lesley Vance of Phenix City, says motorists need relief with gas prices averaging more than $3.60 a gallon.

The resolution has been referred to the House Rules Committee and has not been considered on the floor.

Gov. Bob Riley says revenue from the gas tax goes to build and repair roads and bridges in the state and he would be opposed to removing the tax.

Riley's press secretary, Tara Hutchison, says the governor's legal advisers do not believe he has the authority to remove the gas tax on his own.

Vance says he receives calls everyday from people who are hurting financially because of gas prices.

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