monday, may 11 2009
North Carolina Senator Steve Goss said the state will not raise the gas tax while he appeared on AM 1450 WATA’s Roten in the Morning show.
Goss said, “We are not going to increase the gas tax… I’m chair of the appropriations committee in the Senate and on the transportation for the state and that’s one thing that needs to be ruled out up front.”
Roten in the Morning’s host, Jonathon Roten, asked the senator about raising the gas tax because the idea had been kicked around as a way to help the state meet the budget.
Goss also said state lawmakers capped the state gas tax in their last session.
Roten also said he had heard rumors about Goss running for Congress next election. Roten asked Goss about the possibility of him running for the U.S. House of Representatives against Virginia Foxx in 2010’s election.
Goss said, “Well, right now, Jonathon, of course I’m a membmer of the NC Senate, thankfully, representing Ashe, Alexander, Wilkes, and Watauga. Who knows what the future holds, but right now I am focused on our state budget and on the needs of our people in North Carolina.”
Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foxx spent 10 years as a state senator in North Carolina. Goss is currently serving his second term in the North Carolina Senate.
**NOTE** – Oh Yeah, with Joines gone Goss is full steam ahead!