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State Sen. Kevin Parker looking to reduce gas prices for New Yorkers

Help may be on the way for New Yorkers who are reeling from the day-to-day surge in gas prices across the state.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2022, 2:14 AM

Updated 826 days ago

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Help may be on the way for New Yorkers who are reeling from the day-to-day surge in gas prices across the state. 
State Sen. Kevin Parker is looking to reduce gas prices by the end of the year if legislation is passed. 
“It’s hitting everyone including legislators. We are all having a hard time fueling our vehicles,” said Parker. 
Parker is proposing the Gas Tax Holiday Act of 2022, which would essentially freeze taxes on gas prices. 
While New York state depends on taxes to fix roads, bridges and tunnels, some may wonder where the money would come from. 
“We are in the midst of negotiating that now we have two weeks before we have to settle on it,” said Parker. 
However, not everyone is on board, as suspending state tax could cost the Metropolitan Transporation Authority millions of dollars. 
Parker hopes the senate can negotiate funs to ensure this bill would work for everyone.


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