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Pump You Up?

By: Bill Pearson
By: Bill Pearson

At just 12.6 cents per gallon, Georgia has the second lowest gas tax in the nation. Some state lawmakers say that's why it's becoming more difficult to pay for road projects, and the only way to continue to pay for the new roads is to increase the tax.

Shanique Morgan says, "I think it's a bad idea. I think we're paying too much as it is. A gas tax hike would hurt me tremendously, really. It's really going to hurt me. I won't be able to travel, I couldn't go anywhere, I might have to ride a bicycle."

Brian Mobley says, "I think it's a bad idea. Gas prices are already high enough. It's already $1.71 for regular. That's too much for the average working man."

While most drivers around the Peach State say they're against paying any new tax on their gas, some drivers say it may be necessary and they're willing to pay the price, no matter what it is.

James Green says, "It doesn't matter what price gas is, I'm going to pay it. I don't care if it gets to $4 per gallon, I'll pay it to get to where I'm going."

Either way, some solution must be found to keep these road projects moving forward.


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