As Connecticut hits record-high prices, some call to suspend gas tax

March 9, 2022

CT Insider

By Julia Bergman

As President Joe Biden decided this week to no longer purchase oil from Russia, one of the world’s top energy suppliers, gas prices have continued to soar, giving momentum to proposals to alleviate the pain Connecticut motorists are feeling at the pump, including suspending gas taxes and a “gas tax holiday.”

Gas prices in Connecticut hit a record-high Wednesday with AAA reporting the average price of a gallon was $4.41.

Republicans in the General Assembly plan to hold a press conference Thursday at the state Capitol to discuss their ideas, which are expected to include suspending or lowering the state’s 26.4 cents-per-gallon state gross receipts tax on gas.

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