County opts out of gas tax plan

NORWICH Ė By simply putting aside the paperwork, Chenango County legislators have opted not to follow Governor Patakiís controversial lead and cap the local sales tax on gasoline.

Patakiís well-publicized, good will gesture that was to take effect across the state June 1 was advertised as a way for motorists to save 4 cents a gallon when the price per gallon is $3 or more. State lawmakers encouraged counties to join in by capping their sales tax as well, a move they said would make a $3 gallon of fuel 8 cents cheaper for consumers.

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