States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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1. Pennsylvania
> State gas tax: 58.2 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.60 / gal. (5th highest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 29.5% (the highest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 57% (16th highest)

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2. Washington
> State gas tax: 49.4 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.74 / gal. (4th highest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 24.8% (4th highest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 67% (8th highest)

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3. Hawaii
> State gas tax: 44.4 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $3.07 / gal. (the highest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 20.4% (23rd highest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 49% (tied – 24th highest)

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4. New York
> State gas tax: 43.9 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.52 / gal. (7th highest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 24.7% (5th highest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 60% (14th highest)

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5. Michigan
> State gas tax: 40.4 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.27 / gal. (22nd lowest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 26.0% (2nd highest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 38% (tied – 10th lowest)