Friday, August 12, 2011

Suzio Continuues Efforts to Cap Gas Tax

State Senator Len Suzio is using the summer months to keep the public focused on his call for a cap on one of the ways Connecticut taxes gasoline.

Suzio has spent two days this month looking for people to sign a petition calling for a cap on the state's gross receipts tax on gasoline. He got more than 150 signatures on his petition during a two-hour stint at Everybody's Market in Cheshire on Thursday.

Suzio said last month he plans to introduce legislation next year to cap the gross receipts tax on gasoline when prices at the pump top $3 per gallon.

“We seem to be picking up steam,” Suzio said of the petition, adding that he had gotten more than 100 signatures outside a Meriden supermarket a week earlier. “People are fed up, and they should feel that way. They are being overtaxed.”

Suzio represents Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield and Middletown. He is planning another petition signing event on Tuesday at the Middlefield Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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