GOP Legislative Leaders Rally Against High Fuel Prices

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Days after Connecticut Democratic lawmakers announced plans to tackle high fuel prices by capping the gross receipts tax on wholesale gas and other measures, Republicans are countering with their own proposals.

Sen. Len Suzio on Tuesday discussed his “2-for-2” plan, which aims to provide tax relief and savings at the pump.

The Meriden Republican says his plan would change the structure of the gross receipts tax and cut prices by at least 20 cents per gallon. He said potential savings would vary with the price of gas. Suzio has also proposed creating a permanent cap on this tax.

Suzio was joined by Republican leaders Fairfield Sen. John McKinney and Norwalk Rep. Lawrence Cafero.Jr.

Senate Democrats still plan to move forward with their proposal.

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