Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I-Ref-Brookfield) is pleased to join his Assembly Minority colleagues to push for passage of the “Inflation Relief & Consumer Assistance Plan” which calls for a two-year suspension of state sales tax on many everyday purchases New Yorkers rely upon. As inflation hits a 40-year high and prices continue to climb, legislation A.8481 would reduce the cost of items such as gasoline, cleaning products and take-out food.
“Record-high inflation rates have crippled New Yorkers for months; it is time for the state to take action. We must provide much-needed relief for residents. The Assembly Minority Conference has proposed a bill to combat the rising cost of inflation. Bill A.8481 calls for a two-year suspension of state sales tax on many everyday purchases, like prepared food, to-go orders and personal-care items. The cost of gasoline would decrease by 8 cents per gallon and cleaning products like laundry detergent and disinfectants, and personal-care items like shampoo and soap, would cost 4 percent less. Gov. Hochul and the Majority must take action and lessen the crippling effects high inflation rates have on our residents.”