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Anniston Depot project on DOD cut list to pay for border wall
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Anniston Depot project on DOD cut list to pay for border wall

From staff and wire reports A $5.2 million allocation to Anniston Army Depot is on a list of military construction projects that could be cut in order to divert U.S. Department of Defense dollars to the proposed wall on the U.S.’s southern border. The Pentagon this week sent a 20-page list of military construction projects...

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ATV bill stalls in House

Legislation that would allow for bigger, heavier all-terrain and off-highway vehicles in the state died Tuesday when the Alabama House ended its special session without voting on the bill. Bill sponsor Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, will try again with the same bill in the Legislature’s regular session that resumes Tuesday. Orr said the bill was at...

Local funds key in gas tax support
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Local funds key in gas tax support

By Mary Sell and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News Alabama’s more than 400 cities and towns currently share about $22 million a year from the statewide gas tax. They’ll get an additional $26 million a year under a proposed 10-cent-a-gallon increase. Alabama’s counties now receive a combined $176.5 million; if House Bill 2 becomes law,...

Gas tax would mean millions for Birmingham area
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Gas tax would mean millions for Birmingham area

By Mary Sell and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s more than 400 cities and towns currently share about $22 million a year from the statewide gas tax. They’ll get an additional $26 million a year under a proposed 10-cent-a-gallon increase. Alabama’s counties now receive a combined $176.5 million; if House Bill...

Bill allowing for wider, heavier ATVs clears Senate
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Bill allowing for wider, heavier ATVs clears Senate

By Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News Alabamians could have larger, heavier all-terrain and off-highway vehicles under a bill that cleared the Alabama Senate Friday.  “All the bill does is increase the weight allowed and the width of the wheel base, which at the end of the day makes the vehicles safer from flipping over,” said...

Gas tax to get first vote Thursday
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Gas tax to get first vote Thursday

By Mary Sell and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The proposed 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund infrastructure improvements is expected to get its first vote in committee Thursday morning. A new version of Gov. Kay Ivey’s priority bill was filed Wednesday afternoon in the special session dedicated to the issue. The...

Changes coming in gas tax bill released today
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Changes coming in gas tax bill released today

By Mary Sell and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Proposed gas tax legislation is being revised to reduce and clarify fees on electric and hybrid vehicles, according to environmental groups. The bill’s sponsor confirmed changes are being made to the legislation, which is expected to be re-filed today. Changes will lower a proposed...