No gas tax holiday on the horizon
Legislator Ed Day’s proposal to request the State Legislature suspend state and county taxes on gasoline during the summer hasn’t been referred to the full Legislature.
The proposal died in committee last week with four “ayes” and three “nays.” Proposals need six “ayes” to make it out of committee.
Day, R-New City, also the Legislature’s minority leader, had faced criticism for the proposal. The county executive and county finance commissioner said it would end up costing Rockland about $1.5 million in lost revenue that would need to be made up through an increase in property taxes.
Day said he would try to get the item put on tomorrow’s full Legislature agenda as a new business item, but Chairwoman Harriet Cornell, D-West Nyack, said she wouldn’t support it.
Day, she said, is welcome to make a motion to do so, but if it is going to be considered it needs to go through the proper channels, i.e. the committees.