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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Motor fuel taxes, 2008*

Rank, gas tax State Total state gas tax Rank, deisel tax Total state deisel tax
1 California 45.5 1 47.6
2 Connecticut* 44.1 7 37
3 NEW YORK 41.2 5 40.3
4 Illinois 39.5 4 41.3
5 Washington 36 8 36
6 Michigan 36 9 35.9
7 Florida* 33.2 15 29
8 Wisconsin* 32.9 10 32.9
9 Hawaii 32.6 2 46.6
10 Nevada 32.5 17 28.6
11 Pennsylvania 32.3 6 39.2
12 Indiana 31.7 3 44.8
13 West Virginia 31.5 11 31.5
14 Rhode Island 31 12 31
15 North Carolina* 30.2 13 30.2
16 Maine 29.1 14 29.5
17 Ohio 28 20 28
18 Montana 27.8 16 28.6
19 Georgia 26 18 28.2
20 Kansas 25 21 27
21 Idaho 25 23 25
22 Oregon 25 26 24.3
23 Utah 24.5 24 24.5
24 South Dakota 24 27 24
25 Nebraska* 23.9 30 23.3
26 Maryland 23.5 25 24.3
27 Massachusetts 23.5 29 23.5
28 North Dakota 23 31 23
29 Delaware 23 33 22
30 Minnesota 22 34 22
31 Colorado 22 36 20.5
32 Arkansas 21.8 32 22.8
33 Iowa 21.7 28 23.5
34 Tennessee 21.4 43 18.4
35 Alabama 20.2 35 21.2
36 Vermont 20 22 26
37 Louisiana 20 37 20
38 Texas 20 38 20
39 New Hampshire 19.6 39 19.6
40 Virginia 19.6 40 19.6
41 Arizona 19 19 28
42 Mississippi 18.8 42 18.8
43 Kentucky* 18.5 47 15.5
44 New Mexico 18 41 19
45 Missouri 17.6 44 17.6
46 Oklahoma 17 48 14
47 South Carolina 16.8 46 16.8
48 New Jersey 14.5 45 17.5
49 Wyoming 14 49 14
50 Alaska 8 50 8
United States *
25.4   26.2
NYS % +/- U.S.
62%   54%
*Rates effective as of 1/1/2008
**Average calculated by the Public Policy Institute