Lawmakers to discuss possible extension of gas tax holiday during special session today

State lawmakers are heading back to Hartford today for a special legislative session that includes discussing a possible extension of the gas tax holiday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 28, 2022, 12:30 PM

Updated 563 days ago

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State lawmakers are heading back to Hartford today for a special legislative session that includes discussing a possible extension of the gas tax holiday.
Gov. Ned Lamont called for the special session in his first executive action since being re-elected.
One of the topics is whether the suspension of the state's gas tax should be extended.
The suspension of Connecticut's 25-cents a-gallon sales tax on gas has been in effect since April.
Fares for the state's public transit buses have also been suspended since April, under legislation signed into law earlier this year.
Both measures are set to expire at the end of the month.
Lamont is asking lawmakers to extend the gas tax suspension through the end of the year, and then phase the tax back in over a period of five months at 5 cents a month beginning Jan. 1.
Lawmakers will also consider whether to extend the suspension of bus fares through March 30.
Lawmakers will also discuss whether to approve more funding for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, and whether to increase the Premium Pay Program from $30 million to $90 million. The Premium Pay Program provides payments to essential workers for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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