Something as reasonable and helpful as temporarily eliminating the gas tax has no chance in RI.

Well, we have to thank Rhode Island Republicans for trying:

The Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus is proposing the state eliminate gas tax for the remainder of the year.

“We want to direct the influx in tax revenue back to residents and provide relief from the crushing pain at the pump,” Senate Minority Whip Jessica de la Cruz said. “Our state budget is benefiting from inflation as the gas tax brings in new, unexpected revenue. Meanwhile, the people of Rhode Island are struggling to balance their budgets with no relief in sight.”

Why can’t these ideas get more traction around here?

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