Local lawmakers denounce the tax proposal
Local Republican lawmakers recently gathered for a “Stop the Gas Tax / Food Tax” rally, a response to a proposal increased taxes on gasoline and mileage. The rally took place on Friday May 14 at Mobile Gas, 1001 North Colony Road in Wallingford.
A letter signed by Senator Paul Cicarella and State Representatives Vincent Candelora (parliamentary minority leader), Craig Fishbein and David Yaccarino states:
“The governor and the Legislative Democrats have a plan that would raise the price of gasoline and one that would make you pay more for everyday services and goods such as groceries. With the help of dozens of residents, we sent them a very public message in Wallingford (May 14): “Enough is enough”.
“We are writing to thank those who have joined us in our local rally against their new Transportation and Climate Initiative gasoline tax as well as their proposal to install a mileage-based tax on trucks. heavy. These plans under consideration now come at the worst possible time – as our state embarks on what could be a long and fragile economic recovery.
“Make no mistake, these are regressive propositions. The people who can afford them the least will be the most affected. It will cost more to get to work, to bring the kids to school and workout, or to bring mom and dad to a medical appointment. Just putting food on the table will also cost more.
“These controversial proposals will be decided by June 9, when the legislative session ends. We hope you continue to speak out, to tell those who control the Capitol agenda that Connecticut is already a pretty expensive place to live. Visit stopthegastaxct.com to sign our petition and learn more about upcoming rallies. “