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Debating a gas tax holiday

Mark Johns appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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WXXI News
Mark Johns appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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New York State and Monroe County will both institute a gas tax holiday starting in June. Removing the gas tax will save drivers a bit of money during their summer travel.

Gas tax holidays are popular politically, but economists say they are not very effective. Those who support climate action say they encourage fossil fuel consumption.

Our guests debate it:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."