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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Beginning April 1, drivers could start seeing some savings at the pump.

Tuesday lawmakers in North Carolina are voting on a bill that would lower the gas tax.

The bill proposes a gas tax cut of 1.5 cents beginning April 1, with subsequent cuts of a penny each over the next 15 months.

To become law, the gas tax bill has to pass the state House and Senate, and then must be signed by Gov. McCrory.

The money from the gas tax is used to maintain roads in North Carolina.

Ultimately the bill would mean reducing the gas tax from 37.5 cents per gallon to 34 cents per gallon.

“When I have to go on a longer route, and sometimes I do, I have a granddaughter in college in Louisburg, extra little pennies help,” driver, Willie Jones, said.

On the other hand, some people are not happy about the bill. The gas tax is related to gas price, so they think with gas prices falling anyway, the gas tax should have been much lower.

Gov. McCrory said in a statement that  he supports the bill because it’s important to stabilize gas prices, so the state can continue to maintain roads properly.

“This proposal protects and stabilizes gas tax revenue so we can fund important transportation priorities that connect communities throughout our state,” McCrory said. “I appreciate the spirit of cooperation by House and Senate leaders in working to reach this bipartisan compromise.”

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