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New Bill Would Make Cap on State Gas Tax Permanent

Posted March 16, 2007 9:41 a.m. EDT

— A new bill in the North Carolina House would make the state's gas tax cap permanent.

The current cap is set to expire in July.

North Carolina motorists already pay the highest gas taxes in the southeast, close to 50 cents on every gallon.

The bill also gives the attorney general more power to investigate price gouging after a disaster.