Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue was talking about completing the I-485 loop around Charlotte. While talking she said: “We want you to have a reason to bring it in under budget, and done well, and done so as to last for the next 50 years,” Perdue said. “The only way I think you can do that, without raising the gas tax, which I’m not going to do ever, (emphasis added) is that you have got to have a different financing structure.”
Not so fast Bev, Senate Bill 200, that you signed, raised the gas tax 2 cents a gallon according to the Fiscal Note prepared for the bill. According to that note, “The bill would set the rate for the first six month period at 29.9 cents per gallon, an increase of 2.0 cents per gallon“! So about that NEVER RAISING THE GAS TAX?
I have heard politicians break promises after making them – but this is the first time I have heard one break the promise before making it.
You can read the story from WRAL here and watch Bev talks about gas tax: