Friday, July 1, 2011

Hooray! Gas taxes going up

I heard this on the radio today; they added that it gives us the ninth highest gas tax in the country.

They mentioned that it you'd barely notice it since prices were going down. I'm not so sure that's a good thing.

A snippet:
The North Carolina Department of Revenue increased the variable gas tax by 2.5 cents per gallon, according to AAA Carolinas spokesman Brendan Byrnes. The state gas tax will be 35 cents per gallon effective today.


Travelers heading through South Carolina can fill up there, where they’ll find much lower prices, thanks to a state fuel tax that is half that of its neighbor to the north. The Palmetto State’s gas tax is 16.8 cents per gallon, according to AAA.
Hmm, I'm curious what percentage of Waxhaw denizens actually fill up their tanks in North Carolina when South Carolina and the desirable 521 stretch are so very close.

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