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With skyrocketing gas prices and no end in sight, lawmakers are trying to offer residents in Hudson Valley some relief.Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R-Blooming Grove) announced Thursday that her Republican colleagues were proposing a plan to cut 12.5 cents off the price of gas per gallon by forgoing some state sales tax. ?$800,000 could be saved by the traveling public?just in Orange County,? Calhoun said of the plan.
Since the gas prices have risen to around $3.25 a gallon, many drivers say they are trying to cut costs in other ways. A new survey by Ohio-based BIGresearch says the pain at the pump has caused consumer confidence to fall. That means the number of people planning to buy big-ticket items, such as cars, is down from last month.
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