With Inflation At 7.7%, Connecticut Policymakers Look to Extend Gas Tax Holiday

Gov. Ned Lamont and his chief of staff Paul Mounds. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

According to AAA, the average price of gas in Connecticut Tuesday was $3.77 per gallon. A month ago it was $3.48 and a year ago it was $3.54.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Legislative leaders and the governor’s office will look to avoid allowing an ongoing gas tax holiday from expiring on Dec. 1, according Gov. Ned Lamont, who said Tuesday he favors phasing out the tax break over a period of months.

“We’re talking about that with legislative leaders,” Lamont told reporters after an unrelated press conference. “I think what you probably should do is start phasing down the gas tax cut. I don’t think people want a 25-cent hit. That’s what we’re discussing with the leadership right now, say over the next four or five months.”

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