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Mount Vernon Pushes For Local Gas Tax For Roads And Sewers

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was in Albany Tuesday to lobby lawmakers on allowing towns to collect an additional gas tax to pay for road and sewer improvements.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was in Albany Tuesday to lobby lawmakers on allowing towns to collect an additional gas tax to pay for road and sewer improvements. Photo Credit: File

ALBANY, N. Y. -- While fuel prices are low, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is hoping state lawmakers take him up on his request for an additional gas tax for local governments to use to pay for road and sewer improvements, according to lohud.com.

Thomas was in Albany on Tuesday to talk about his new gas tax idea, among other issues, as state lawmakers try to wrap up the state's budget. His proposal is not included in the budget, lohud.com reported.

Thomas says an up to eight-cent tax just for local governments on wholesale gas or fossil fuels would go a long way to keep up with infastructure damaged by traffic. Local officials wouldn't have to impose it if it's not necessary, lohud.com said.

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