Anyone driving in Maryland and Virginia starting July 1 can expect slightly higher gas prices.
The gas taxes in Maryland and Virginia went up as of Friday.
A gallon of regular gas costs about 7 cents more in Maryland because of a state law that ties the gas tax to inflation, Comptroller Peter Franchot said.
Maryland’s gas tax is nearly 43 cents per gallon.
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Gov. Larry Hogan and Franchot have called on the General Assembly to implement a gas tax holiday.
“There is no reason why we cannot come together to provide much-needed relief for the crushing costs of gas burdening Marylanders,” Hogan said in a tweet.
A 30-day gas tax holiday that ended in April cost the state $100 million, NBC Washington reported.
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Virginia drivers will pay nearly 3 cents more per gallon. The tax is now 28 cents per gallon, the Department of Motor Vehicles says.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin has been pushing for a gas tax holiday in Virginia.
The nationwide average price for a gallon of gas is about $4.84, according to AAA.
Virginia’s average price is below that, averaging $4.65 on Friday.
In Maryland, drivers are spending an average of $4.77 per gallon.
D.C. has the highest prices in the region — just under $5 per gallon.