10 States With the Highest Gas Taxes
No. 1: New York, 50.6 cents per gallon
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Empire State residents pay the highest state gas tax in the country. What is amazing is that New York City is the only locality in the country where more than half of all households do not even own a car. So where is all of this state tax money going? To fix and repair roads, of course…but not if you ask New York drivers. To quote one: “Da roads here are a mess.” That’s because the gas tax money is funneled into the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund, and is periodically raided by the legislature to pay state employees, fund pet projects and other state expenses . . . leaving less money to fix and repair roads.
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