Lawmakers try to help with gas prices on local level
Ever-increasing gas prices have some New Jersey drivers wondering what state lawmakers are doing to help.
Many lawmakers say the problem is a national one. However, some lawmakers say they are making efforts to try to keep prices low on a local level.
Some lawmakers are proposing incentives to save gas, like a sales tax exemption on hybrid cars. They have also suggested keeping the state gas tax low, despite recent talks of raising it.
?New Jersey has some of the lowest fuel [taxes] in the nation. What more can we do on that front to help people deal with the problem?? Assemblyman Herb Conoway Jr. says.
State Sen. Leonard Lane (R-23rd District) says he hopes he can help on the national front as part of his run for U.S. senator.
Meanwhile, the governor says long-term energy plans are the way to go.