NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – As the price of gasoline continues to rise across the Tri-State, a Rockland County legislator is trying to introduce a bill to cap the county’s sales tax.
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“What people need to understand is you drive across the border and see all the gas stations in Jersey with lines of vehicles with New York plates,” he said.READ MORE: Ballet Hispanico 'Leads You Through Awareness, Discovery And Expansion Of Understanding' Of Latinx Culture
In Jersey, the county can’t collect any of the tax from those drivers, and Rockland County residents can’t take their current 3.75 percent tax any longer, he said.
“Right now, we’re over 40 cents a gallon between us and New Jersey,” he said. “We should do our part to minimize the impact and do the right thing for people who are trying to make ends meet.”MORE NEWS: United Nations General Assembly Returns To NYC, With COVID-19 And Climate Front And Center
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