Fuel for Thought
With gas prices at staggering new highs, it's tempting to scrutinize every single reason for our pain at the pump. One of them, of course, is an age-old villain: taxes. Some states are even instituting gas-tax holidays to help consumers struggling to fill the tank — for instance, New York will give residents a 16-cent-per-gallon break starting today through the end of the year. Using data from the American Petroleum Institute and local media reports, here's a look at each state's gas tax, a number with a shockingly large range, and what are some are doing to fight back.
Jason Notte contributed to this story.