NC Gas Tax To Rise Almost 4 Cents In January

As expected, North Carolina's gasoline tax is going up by almost 4 cents a gallon starting with the new year.

Revenue Secretary David Hoyle announced Tuesday the state motor fuels tax would grow by 3.9 cents per gallon to a record 38.9 cents starting Jan 1.

State law directs the tax be recalculated automatically twice a year based on a formula linked to wholesale gas prices. The tax rose by 2.5 cents per gallon in July.

The upcoming tax increase falls in line with estimates made by the Legislature's nonpartisan fiscal staff.

The North Carolina House voted last month to cap the tax at 35 cents for six months, but the Senate declined to take up the bill, saying it wasn't the right time to consider the change.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    whaaaaaa?
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde County on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:22 AM
    Anger management. Is it possible to show more respect for each other and their thoughts on different subjects including this one. The state should be asked directly what they do with all our taxes. The budget should be available to everybody. We are beyond the horse and buggy days. Put it on the internet for all to read, somebody might have some really good ideas. Thanks and may God Bless.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:12 PM in reply to Tyee
      Google NC state budget and you will get all you need to know.....you need to thank all those past democrats that put this in place prior to republicans taking over and Bev for vetoing when the republicans tried to call it back. Yeah...really a bad idea. Well, we are looking like New York more and more each year....
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:15 AM
    Buy an electric car or a hybrid and you'll spend less on gas, which means you basically pay less in taxes.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM in reply to
      You mean those cars that cost 40 thousand dollars that the batters catch fire on? Oh, couldn't make it to work since it is further than its range of 38 miles. Boy, you are a smart one there sparky....
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        by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2011 at 04:52 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Odd as it may be..I totaly agree with you
  • by Teresa Location: Farmville on Dec 21, 2011 at 03:24 PM
    Why blame Obama? Does he own a oil company? No! The gas money will be collected by the same folks who refuse to raise their taxes (The big oil companies). They have bought the republican voices with their dollars and we all suffer because of it. At least they are getting rich. Yet we has dumb folks to keep voting them in office. What do you expect when you keep getting the same thing? The same results. (Insanity) If you are not rich you got to be real dumb to be a republican. Stupid
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      by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2011 at 04:50 AM in reply to Teresa
      Some of those folks that voted these people into Congress as not as stupid as we might think. They have moved to recall a few of them.We have a state rep that needs to be recalled. Larogue needs to be recalled or voted out. He needs to be working on gas prices instead of try to change voting laws that will assure him another term.
  • by Leigh on Dec 21, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    Merry Christmas to the insane Republicans and their uneducated supporters.
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      by self supporting citizen on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:01 PM in reply to Leigh
      Merry Christmas to you too. Better to be an insane Republican and uneducated supporter than a blind follower of idocracy and government supported leech.
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        by Leigh on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:20 PM in reply to self supporting citizen
        Merry Christmas to you from a proud blind follower of idocracy and government supported leech.
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          by Hardrock on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:57 AM in reply to Leigh
          Often people just need to keep their thoughts to themselves, if I was a supporter of the current administration I would surely keep it to myself.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:06 AM in reply to Leigh
      Please don't say Republicans are uneducated. They're well educated in how to screw over the economy an middle-class.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to Leigh
      You mean those republicans that balanced the budget to keep us from going in debt? Now justify why we have income tax, property tax, gas tax and sales tax. Most states don't have them and they budget their budges routinely. Do you see the trend? Noting our gas tax is nearly New York compared to our neighbor states. Insane were those democrats that held the house for over 100 years and all their spending programs. I suggest you try spending all you make every week, charge it up on a card and use a credit card to pay it off in small increments....see how long that lasts. Can you say soup kitchen?
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        by Leigh on Dec 22, 2011 at 09:13 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Obama Snake Oil Co, money and budgets aren't much of a problem for me because I live off public assistance. By the way, you Republicans may be old white men, but you still remain childish whiners.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:57 PM in reply to Leigh
          I am a mutt like the president so don't lay that white old people on me. I am talking about reality, get it? I suggest you try what I posted, spend it all and then some and see how long you last. When they come for your car, TV and furniture, you will understant what Obama has done to his country.
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      by 2 Hardrock on Dec 24, 2011 at 04:46 AM in reply to Leigh
      So if you are of the Tea Party...just stand up and clap your hands.National support is not there anymore.We now have the same thing going on in Congress as we have in this country with the OWS bunch...only the TP and TR haven't figured out they are the ones that were elected to help run this country.They are running a pajama party.None of them have any idea they are representatives of the people and government tax paid employees.They all need to drop out & stand in the streets with the rest of the protestors.A special Merry Chritmas to Scott Walker.What a mess he's made.240,000jobs he promised!!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:59 PM in reply to 2 Hardrock
        We not feeling the love in that post.....is koolaid rising their prices again? I think you should demand Obama reduce the price of Koolaid right now to make you....feel better. ITs about you man and only you...we get it already!
  • by PirateFan on Dec 21, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    Plain and simple... just another reason "why" North Carolina is in the shape it's in now! The state representatives in BOTH houses "can't" figure out how to balance the budget, so their solution is simple... "rob peter, to pay paul"!!! And the domino affect continues! WHEN - When will they EVER learn!!!!
  • by Joe on Dec 21, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    http://www.easy-tax-information.com/support-files/gasoline-taxes-by-state-may-2011.pdf This should say enough South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee all about 12-15 cents cheaper in state taxes than us.
  • by Vote them out on Dec 21, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    Please everyone is their right minds vote these morans out next year. North Carolina is becoming one of the worst states to live in. High gas taxes, high electric bills, toll roads on interstates, high state income taxes, higher tuition. These so called politicians will get the boot next year including every state senator that is up for reelection since they allowed this gax tax increase to go through. None of these current state senators will be getting my vote.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Charlotte on Dec 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    No Barlow or Lavon defending the dems for putting this system in place? Energy costs are destroying this economy, not taxes, energy. Until we drill for our own oil and natural gas we will be getting it from government without a kiss. And if some of you think we have limited oil and gas, try learning it about it from the engineers that locate it...we have plenty of our own. And for you Obama voters answer this question? When Bush had the swing in gas prices it lasted less than one year. Obama has been president for three years not and gas prices are still above 3 dollars every year?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:04 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      So, you are saying the President control gas prices?? Ha Ha Ha what an idiot.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2011 at 04:55 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      But the ave price of gas went 2 to 4 dollars a gallon. Yes the price of gas went down before the elcetion...REMEmBER..when the oil industry saw the republicans were losing ground and Obama was rising in the polls. A clear move of politics by the rich.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Charlotte on Dec 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    No Barlow or Lavon defending the dems for putting this system in place? Energy costs are destroying this economy, not taxes, energy. Until we drill for our own oil and natural gas we will be getting it from government without a kiss. And if some of you think we have limited oil and gas, try learning it about it from the engineers that locate it...we have plenty of our own. And for you Obama voters answer this question? When Bush had the swing in gas prices it lasted less than one year. Obama has been president for three years not and gas prices are still above 3 dollars every year?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2011 at 05:02 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      So you now have a problem with "capitolist" companies like the oil companies. You can't have it both ways. Blame the president (any president) and have no price regulations on the the petroleum industry. Typical Republican.
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