ALBANY (NEWS10) – This week on Empire State Weekly, New Yorkers are felling the ache on the fuel pump with costs hovering to nicely past $4 a gallon for fuel. Now, each democrat and republican state lawmakers are working collectively to attempt to deliver some monetary aid to New Yorkers.
One proposal in each chambers would droop the state’s fuel tax, which sit at about 48 cents per-gallon whereas the tax on diesel gas is sort of 47 cents per-gallon. Even with rising calls to pause the New York’s fuel tax, Governor Kathy Hochul questioned whether or not drivers would get a monetary increase from the suspension.
Empire State Weekly additionally takes a have a look at the upcoming gubernatorial main. A brand new Emerson College/The Hill Poll exhibits Governor Hochul comfortably forward within the Democratic Primary race. But when the ballot elements in former governor Andrew Cuomo, the race will get a lot tighter. Cuomo made his first public look since resigning from workplace however has but to announce any plans to run for workplace.
The ballot exhibits a decent race amongst the republican candidates. Congressman Lee Zeldin is the present frontrunner. Zeldin sits down with Empire State Weekly’s Solomon Syed for a dialog concerning the race and the present conflict in Ukraine.
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