Alabama: Gas tax increase ‘a real hard sell’ for lawmakers

The gas tax is certain to be one of the primary issues legislators attempt to address when the return to Montgomery on March 5 for the 2019 session.

Alabama’s current state gas tax of 18 cents a gallon has been unchanged since 1992, when gasoline cost about $1.13 per gallon. According to the American Petroleum Institute, the state’s gas tax is among the lowest in the nation.