AL House Minority Leader: 2019 ‘worst session’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Some Alabama lawmakers are breathing a sigh of relief following a controversial few months. The 2019 legislative session is mostly in the books and Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a number of bill into law. Some of those laws and decisions have caught the attention of the entire country.

Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels says the session started in tumult as the Governor urged lawmakers to pass a steep gas tax increase. Daniels believes the move set the tone for the rest of the session.

“By the end of the special session that dealt with the gas tax, I felt like I had been through two sessions because of the intensity,” said Daniels.

The House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a 10 cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax. The increase begins in August at 6 cents. It will then increase by 2 cents a year until 2021.

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