Stop The Gas Tax

SEN. Thomas F. O'Mara

January 07, 2022

After hiking taxes by $4 billion in the current state 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.

The legislation (S4264/A6967), known as the “Climate and Community Investment Act,” calls for accelerated state-level actions to achieve broad and far-reaching climate change policies.

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 keep raising our voices and pump the brakes on this unaffordable tax.

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