Stop The Gas Tax

SEN. Peter Oberacker

April 28, 2021

After hiking taxes by $4 billion in this year’s budget, Senate Democrats are looking to make us all pay more at the pump and more for home heating.

Albany Democrats are sponsoring legislation that would add a new 55 cent-per-gallon tax on New Yorkers at the gas pump. In addition, this bill would raise the cost of natural gas for residential home heating by 25 percent. The cost of fuel has escalated in the past year and these new taxes only add to our financial burden.

Millions of us use a vehicle every day and the gas tax would punish us for that. It makes it even more expensive to commute to work, bring your children to school, or drive to the grocery store.  It makes it harder to keep your house warm on a cold night - especially considering the challenges we've faced with the pandemic. These proposed tax hikes are unconscionable.

Help me stop Albany Democrats from hiking up the price of gas and home heating by signing my petition.

Together, we can make some noise and pump the brakes on this unaffordable tax.

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