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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Prices at the pump are turning into a good news, bad news situation.

The good news is, gas prices are going down.

The bad news is, North Carolina’s gas tax is going up.

North Carolina’s gas tax is already the 13th highest in the nation. Next week it will go from 32.5 cents per gallon up 2.5 cents to 35.

The gas tax is supposed to go toward road construction and repair, but driver John Moore says he has not seen the results.

“North Carolina has the highest gas taxes in the southeast anyways, which, to me, you look at our roads, and I live in the Charlotte area, and we don’t have good roads there,” he said. “I don’t know where the money is going to be honest with you.”

The gas tax increase goes into effect July 1. That’s the same day the state sales tax drops a quarter of a penny. State legislators say this will balance out and ultimately save taxpayers money.

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4 Comments on "As gas prices drop, NC gas tax going up"

2015 years 9 months ago

It’s always interesting to hear people complain about oil company profits during periods of high gas prices, when it’s state and federal taxes that take up a major chunk of the price per gallon.

2015 years 9 months ago

Okay… I don’t know how many of the state legislators actually passed mathematics in school, but a quarter of a penny in sales tax reduction doesn’t equate to savings when you hold it up to a two cent increase on gas tax… Most of the money spent in a household from week to week is gas… We spend more money in the gas tank than we do our own stomach’s. Again the state legislator’s trying to pull a fast one…

If that money is going to the DOT to repair roads… then what is the DOT doing????

I’ll tell you they are out on HWY 133 changing the traffic pattern, and repaving the road… it has taken them two years to do this, and they aren’t even done… I’m taking about a 3/4 mile stretch of road people…

Pay me Millions of dollars and I would have it done by the end of July…

But no the DOT is milking it for all it’s worth… and the state is letting them do it.

2015 years 9 months ago

Attack the people once again. I have a idea attack the goverments pockets they can afford it.

2015 years 9 months ago

be nice if our newly elected and controlled legislature could fix our crappy gas taxes!


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