|Credit: Meriden Republicans. Over 200 people turned out for the Cap the Gas Tax Rally held Saturday April 21, 2012 in Cheshire. Senator Suzio represents parts of Middletown, Meriden, & Middlefield.|
|Credit: Meriden Republicans, Brian Hoeng and son at Cap the Gas Taz Rally|
Senator Len Suzio (who represents parts of Middletown, Meriden, & Middlefield) held a looking to rally public rally to call for support for a test program to lower the tax, now at 7.5 percent, to 2 percent for July and August. On Saturday Senator Suzio and state Sen. Joe Markley, R-Cheshire, launched their effort to build support for the program, at 11 a.m. at the Gulf station at 1125 Highland Ave. in Cheshire.
Suzio said if lawmakers approve the reduction and the governor goes ahead and signs it into law, it would cut the price Connecticut drivers pay for a gallon of regular unleaded gas by 17 cents per gallon. The $4.13 per gallon was the average price of gas in Connecticut when the Insider checked GasBuddy.com Friday.Senator Suzio said that with the current legislative session scheduled to end May 9, he will need to work quickly if his proposal is to be approved.