State Senator Tom O’Mara has called on Governor Kathy Hochul and the leaders of the Senate and Assembly to suspend New York’s sales tax on gasoline.
O’Mara stated that the tax, which was suspended in June 2021 and ended on December 31, 2022, makes it harder for families and all New Yorkers to make ends meet.
He also criticized the recent decision by Albany Democrats to give themselves a $32,000 pay raise on top of a $20,000 raise they received four years ago, making them the highest-paid state legislators in the country.
O’Mara argued that instead of raising salaries, the state should be focusing on making it more affordable for everyday citizens and providing opportunities for all New Yorkers to advance.
AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gas in New York is almost 20 cents above the national average.
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