North Alabama lawmakers “open-minded” about increasing gas tax

The Alabama state gas tax has not been increased since the early 1990s, but that could be changing soon. Lawmakers say a gas tax increase is up for discussion this legislative session as state leaders look for ways to fund road infrastructure. Area lawmakers provided their insight on the idea at a legislative reception Wednesday morning in Athens.

Have you driven on Interstate 565 lately? How about Highway 72? Lawmakers who represent those areas of North Alabama say traffic is a problem.