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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Gas prices are going up again in Georgia. Part of the state tax we pay for gas fluctuates.

The rate is set every six months based on the price of gas. Since the price of gas has been rising, the tax rate is rising too.

Starting May 1st, drivers will have to pay three cents more per gallon in taxes.

With prices already high,  drivers aren't happy about paying any more.

Economists say the gas tax in Georgia is still cheaper than neighboring states.

According to AAA, the average price of gas in Georgia is about 3.78 a gallon, It's higher than that at most Albany stations.

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