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New Proposal For Helping Gas Prices

State Senator Chapin Rose is sponsoring legislation to provide permanent tax relief to families at the gas pump. Senator Rose says gas prices are out of control and while he can’t control what barrel’s of oil sells for, he believes that politicians should stop trying to benefit off of price spikes.

 

The new legislation, SB 4159, would cap the state’s sale tax on motor fuel at last year’s level which could save drivers nearly $1 billion over the next fiscal year if gas prices continue to climb. The legislation targets the sales tax on gas, so critical infrastructure dollars for road repairs aren’t touched.

 

Senator Rose says the government shouldn’t gouge you at a time when the price of the pump already is. The legislation was filed on Thursday, and has already received over a dozen cosponsors.

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