Ivey Rejects Gas Tax Holiday


Gov. Kay Ivey Wednesday brushed aside President Joe Biden's call for a gas tax holiday. Biden called on Congress to halt the 18 cent per gallon tax for three months, as gas prices hover near record highs in Alabama. But the governor said that is the wrong approach. "Alabamians and Americans alike are hurting, and it’s a real shame President Biden is failing to address the problem," Ivey said. "Folks across our state need relief, but I do not believe that relief will come through a fuel tax suspension at the federal or state levels. In fact, as we have continued to look closely at this issue, I believe that this could cause more harm than good in Alabama, ultimately costing taxpayers." Ivey said Biden is "closing pipelines with the stroke of a pen," and ordered a moratorium on lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. She said a permanent solution is needed, but contends that's not what's being offered: "The Biden Administration is seeing bad poll numbers, and they’re scrambling. This is a gimmick, plain and simple."


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