You may be surprised to find out that North Carolina has one of the highest gas taxes in the country. For every gallon of gas you buy you're paying and average of 27 cents in tax. East Carolina University professor and chair of the department of economics, Dr. Richard Ericson, says the gas tax is basically a dedicated tax that supports roads, bridges, tunnels and other transportation. North Carolina still ranks behind states like New York, Connecticut, California and Hawaii when it comes to high gas taxes.
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