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State Sen. Len Suzio (R-Meriden) and State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) will hold a public rally to lower Connecticut's gas tax at 11 a.m. this morning at the Cheshire Gulf Station on 1125 Highland Avenue (Route 10).
The legislators want to lower the state's petroleum gross receipts tax from 7.5 percent to 2 percent during the summer driving months. They estimate that their proposal could reduce gas prices by 17 cents per gallon.
"Are you sick of high gas prices?" Suzio said. "You can help us do something about them. Come to our Saturday morning rally in Cheshire. Tell your friends and neighbors to stop by. We need to raise our voices collectively to demand real relief at the pumps this summer. Only by ramping up public pressure will we bring about positive results."
"We believe this plan is a winner for taxpayers which will help ease the burdens at the pumps at just the right time of the year," Markley said. "We also think it could generate the same bipartisan support we saw when we enacted the permanent gas tax cap last month. Thousands of taxpayers have signed our petitions demanding significant tax relief at the pumps, and we will not stop pushing until that relief is implemented. Saturday's rally marks the start of our new battle to lower gas prices."
Anyone interested in hearing what the two local politicians have to say are encouraged to attend.