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NY Senator Calls for Gas Tax Suspension to Continue in 2023

Back in June of 2022, amid the gas price surge, Governor Hochul announced the suspension of the state’s gas tax for the rest of the 2022 year. The suspension relieved a ton of stress on drivers throughout the state providing around a 16-cent drop in price. At one point, gas in the state was as low as $2.99 per gallon in some parts. However, that suspension was over on Dec. 31st, 2022. Gas prices have since risen since then.

A Call to Bring Back the Suspension

Senator Tom O’Mara voiced his opinion about the state legislature reimplementing the gas tax suspension for the state. He mentioned that many New Yorkers are still hurting from the high rates of inflation we have seen over the past year, however, there are signs of that slowing down. “Our gas prices are still too high for everyday New Yorkers commuting back and forth to work. They deserve some relief at the pump,” said O’Mara.

O’Mara added that he hopes the Governor will put the suspension in her state executive budget, that’s due in just a few weeks.

Wrap Up

It is without a doubt, the reimplementation of the gas tax suspension would be welcomed back with open arms by all residents, especially those with a heavy commute. However, it will need to wait for a least a few more weeks until Governor Hochul announces what will be in the state executive budget. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation.

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