Thursday, April 25, 2024

Special Session on Gas Tax


State Representative Ben McGorty, (R)
122nd Connecticut House District

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Dating back to March, House and Senate Republicans have called for a permanent end to the state gas tax and a similar cut to the diesel tax. Additionally, we’ve called to stop a new tax on trucks from being implemented on January 1st, 2023.

After considering our proposals, the majority opted to keep the tax on diesel, go through with a new tax on trucks, and settled for a temporary suspension to the gas tax to expire on December 1st.

Now, three weeks following an election, we are convening in a special session to extend the suspension of the state gas tax. This is a necessary step to fight rising fuel costs, but we must push to do more. You can follow the session live on the web.

The General assembly will convene for a special session on Monday, November 28th at 12:00 p.m.

Electricity Rates Increasing.

On Thursday of last week, Eversource and United Illuminating announced increases to electricity costs for ratepayers – nearly double what they paid one year ago.

The timing of this unwelcome announcement could not be worse for ratepayers, amidst skyrocketing costs of home heating oil, other utilities, and groceries, especially with the holidays approaching.

Many international and domestic factors affect the cost of energy in Connecticut, but we will ensure that in special session on Monday that we are doing everything possible as state legislators to bring financial relief to you and your families and find meaningful long-term solutions to lower costs.

Please do not hesitate to reach me regarding any state issues,

Contact Rep. Ben McGorty

860-240-8700 | 800-842-1423

State Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd District


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