Will New York State Follow Pennsylvania With A Large Gas Tax Increase?
It's been a while since I've really paid much attention to the price of gasoline in the Southern Tier since the price has been pretty much steady. Just recently, the gas station I frequent, dropped the price from $2.859 per gallon to $2.819 per gallon. Any decrease is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
And I save more money since I use the gas companies rewards card. Many offer discounts and it sure helps save you money in the long run. According to AAA, the price average for regular gas in the Binghamton area as of April 29th was $2.869. A year ago, the average price for regular gas was $2.188. Quite a difference in price, and in not in a good way.
I recently saw an article from a New York State Senator opposing a proposed bill called the 'Climate and Community Investment Act' that could raise the state tax by 55 cents per gallon at the pump, along with increased taxes on heating oil, propane, and natural gas. Not sure of all the details, but I would think that would put a huge dent in our wallet.
I do anything I can to save on gas prices. I remember when I first moved my travel trailer from a campground in New York State to a campground in Pennsylvania I would wait to gas up my vehicle until I crossed the border since gasoline prices in Pennsylvania were around 10 to 20 cents cheaper per gallon.
That's not the case now. If I remember correctly, Pennsylvania increased their tax rate around 2013. Now, I make sure to fill my tank before entering Pennsylvania. Currently, according to AAA, the average price in the Scranton area is $2.988. A year ago, it was $1.845.
Let's hope we see gas prices remain stable or drop some, but I'm not holding my breath.