Mass. Republicans make another push at suspending gas tax

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AAA reports gas prices are down six cents a gallon since last week, but that doesn't mean they aren't still high, and Republicans in the Massachusetts State Senate want you to pay less, at least for a while.

Today, the Senate debates amendments to a $1.6 billion mid-year spending bill. One of those amendments proposes we temporarily stop paying a 24-cent per gallon gas tax. A similar proposal failed in the Massachusetts House earlier this month. Other such proposals have popped up across the country in recent weeks, and some have passed.

We speak to Republican State Senator Ryan Fattman, who's sponsoring the amendment and similar legislation, and Evan Horowitz, executive director at the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University.

This segment aired on March 24, 2022.

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