NC Gasoline Tax Change Gets Final Legislative OK

Lawmakers have sent to Gov. Beverly Perdue a bill that would prevent North Carolina's gasoline tax from going down next month.

The House gave final legislative approval Monday night to a Senate measure that would turn the current cap on the gasoline tax at 29.9 cents per gallon into a floor.

That means it could go no lower than 29.9 cents through the middle of 2011.

Perdue's office said the governor is expected to sign the bill into law.

Under the current law, state taxes at the pump won't go down 2 cents a gallon to 27.9 cents on July 1 as expected under the current law. The tax will still be readjusted twice a year based on the wholesale gas prices.


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  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    OSOC - good work on your research, now practice what you preach.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 15, 2009 at 04:35 AM
    For some of you that appear that blaming Bush is the answer to all of you problems, here is a little explanation of gas prices. Speculators drove up the price based on the demand from the Chinese and US. This wrecked the economy, not you previous president. He didn't have control over it or even both houses of government. Now the prices are going up again which will wreck it again under Obama. The only way to beat this is to drive less, no drive thrus and don't use the truck if you have a car. You saw it drive the price down not long ago. Also, NC cannot tax enough and spend enough. Vote these jerks out of office. If you continue to vote straight democrat, expect higher taxes and corruption. Otherwise, you aren't paying attention to the news. Other disgusted, people pulled out of the stock market when the chosen one was elected. Blame Pelosi, she made the comment she was going to tax capital gains. Sorry, facts are facts.
  • by The Other Disgusted Location: Eastern NC on Jun 14, 2009 at 10:14 PM
    to JB, everyone forgot Bush. They predicted that Obama would end up taking the fall for that previous joke of a president's mistakes. The recession had been like a freight train coming fast down the track long before Obama took office.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Jun 14, 2009 at 09:08 PM
    Politicians should run two terms.... one in office and one in prison! ...I'm selling my car and hitching hiking everywhere. Watch what going to start happening. ...Gas is going to be stolen out of cars for crack.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 14, 2009 at 04:32 PM
    GREAT!!! Now I have to pay another 20 cents to fill my tank of gas! wait, why am I complaining about an extra 20 cents more to fill my tank of gas? Get real people, just dig in your sofas to cover the extra cost. Oh maybe not eating out 28 out of the 30 days a month would help you save some money, not to mention ruining your health to the point where you NEED to go to the hosital. Complain about something legitimate already.... 20 cents is not something worth crying over.
  • by bigtop Location: Ayden on Jun 14, 2009 at 03:52 PM
    what does the wholesale price of gasoline have to do with taxes? now, the general assembly wants to raise the sales tax to help the government make ends meet. politicians live in a land of fantasy. they feel that the citizens are an infinite money machine. when is the reality going to set in? taxes were considered a gift from the citizens to the government. now, if we have any money left over after paying taxes, it is a gift of the government to the citizens.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jun 14, 2009 at 02:41 PM
    Sorry JB, this took place when Obama was elected. Sorry, I am a democrat and I cannot blame Bush, the facts don't support it. Nice try following the moveon mentality. My 401K was find until the election and the results. Next time pick a moderate democrat, the US cannot afford the liberals.
  • by helicopter on Jun 14, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    Don't blame it all on Bev, although I wish she was back in New Bern sitting on her front porch, the legislators voted on this and have sent it to her, she's only a figurehead, she'll do what they say.
  • by Tina Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 08:10 PM
    Just one more way for her to take our money. I am so sick of her already!!! If I could get her out of office before her term was up I sure would because all she has done is take more and more of our money, cut pay of teachers. How is any of that supposed to HELP the economy? You take away more money that's less people have to spend!!! I will MOST definitely VOTE her OUT of office come next time she is up for re-election. She is ruining our state!!!!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    Sorry Bev, Good bye
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