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NC gas tax holiday proposed

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The average price at the pump currently in North Carolina is $3.77. A state law maker is making a new push for a gas tax holiday. Right now, just over 30 cents of every gallon goes to the state. Republican representative Joe Boylan has introduced a bill that would suspend the gas tax for 90 days, beginning June 15th. Representative Joe Boylan said, "North Carolina has the highest gas tax in the southeast and I think the sixth in the nation. We keep putting these burdens on taxpayers of North Carolina and I think it is time for the state to tighten its belt instead." Boylan said he's concerned gas tax revenue is going to 'pork barrel' projects, instead of highway maintenance. Suspending the gas tax would save drivers about $5 to $6 per fill-up.

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