South Carolina could push to raise gas tax 10 cents to fix ailing roads

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If you've every wondered why the roads in South Carolina are so much worse than the ones in our neighboring states, the reason is simple: We don't pay as much for them. 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation receives about one-quarter of the funding per mile as the national average, and a large part of that is thanks to having the fourth lowest gas tax in the nation, and the lowest in the Southeast.

Well according to this report at NBC News 2 that could soon change as  the state's Taxation Realignment Commission prepares to recommend an increase of the state's gas tax from 16.8 cents to 26.8 cents -- which would put us just above Georgia's 22.8 cents and North Carolina's 26.8.

But of course no one is expecting an easy time of passing a tax hike now or in South Carolina, check out NBC News 2's story over here.

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