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Gas tax increase approved by Alabama House

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(IMAGE:WPMI)Gas tax increase voted on by Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on a gas tax increase on Friday afternoon.

The vote was approved on 83-20 after debating for five hours. The bill will now move to the Alabama Senate.

The bill will increase to 10-cent-a-gallon to help fund road and bridge construction.

There will be a three year time frame in which the increase will phased in.

The proposal will also target electric and hybrid vehicles, placing an annual fee on them.