Virginia could soon make history, depending on the results of Governor McDonnell's latest plan to eliminate the state gas tax. If that happens, Virginia would be the first state to do so.
Many people at the pump think this is a really great idea.
While the gas tax would be gone, state sales tax would increase.
Govenor McDonnell says the 17.5 cents per gallon gas tax isn't needed anymore because of inflation and more fuel efficient vehicles.
Yet, it would be replaced with a sales tax increase of .8%.
It's all part of a five-year, $3.1 billion transportation funding plan.
Drivers say anything that will make gas cheaper, is a plan worth passing.
"It'd make it a whole lot easier on me. I go through a lot of gas going around back and forth working on trucks and whatnot. I'd like to see them bring it on down as far as they can. I'll throw another penny on the sales tax if they want to," said driver, Jeff Smith.
Smith says he thinks this is the best idea Virginia leaders have had in a long time and it would be something that would benefit everyone, not just certain households.
Many drivers say with traveling back and forth, gas prices going down a few cents a week isn't really helping them, because they always go back up.
Most drivers TV3 caught up with say that the eliminating the gas tax, would be a step in the right direction.
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