Lawmakers try to put the brakes on rising gas prices

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

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May 28, 2014, 8:58 PM

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Lawmakers try to put the brakes on rising gas prices
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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