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Letter to the Editor: Are We Fools?

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper. We welcome supporting or opposing views on any published item. Received November 24, 2022.

Are Connecticut residents being played for fools by the powers in charge in Hartford?  Earlier this year, the legislature and the Governor suspended the 25-cent per gallon gasoline tax from April 1 to November 30, 2022.  Next week legislators are going into a special session to re-instate the gas tax by 5 cents each month from December through April 2023 which will raise the gas tax by the full 25 cents suspended earlier this year.  Do you think that the gasoline tax was suspended because of the needs of the people of Connecticut or for the benefit of the politicians who were facing election in November?

As we are heading into winter, the cost of home heating fuel is up approximately 70% over last year and the increase per family for electricity is expected to be up by $80 and gasoline is up 22 cents per gallon in the last month.  The burden on the working people of Connecticut will be hard enough without the reinstatement of the 25-cent gas tax.

Call your legislators and tell them to vote no on this gasoline tax increase.  They are counting on your not remembering this in two years when they are up for re-election! The names of our local legislators are Christine Palm (860 842-8267), Norm Needleman (860 240-0428), Irene Haines (860 842-1423), Christine Cohen (860 240-0455) and Christine Goupil (860 842-8267).

Edward Munster, Haddam

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