It's not only the oil companies profiting from record high gasoline prices, so is the State of New York. With prices reaching $3 per gallon and climbing, New York State is raking in a windfall of tax revenue on top of a $4 billion budget surplus - all while driving consumers and overburdened taxpayers are screaming for tax relief.
The Senate has passed legislation this year to cap the gasoline tax at the first $2 per gallon and despite sponsorship of the bill in the Assembly, it has not come up for a vote.
Are the phones not working or is the mail not getting through to the Assembly? My phone is ringing off the hook.