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Moseley: Hoosiers need more relief

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) joins other Indiana House Democrats in calling on Gov. Eric Holcomb to further the assistance given to Hoosiers in the wake of record inflation.

Earlier this month, Holcomb announced $225 will be sent to taxpayers in the form of an Automatic Tax Refund to aid economic recovery. However, Moseley said, this isn't enough to have a lasting impact on the lives of Hoosiers.

“This is a good starting point,” Moseley said. “But Hoosiers need long-term relief from high gas prices and inflation.

“I'm happy that the governor is finally heeding calls from Hoosiers across the state to add additional dollars to the Automatic Tax Refunds, but more can be done to help. Namely, temporarily suspending the gas tax as Gov. Frank O'Bannon did two decades ago would be an effective way to give Hoosiers a break at the pump and save money to be used for other necessities.

“We're sitting on a $6 billion surplus. There is no reason that we can't afford to help Hoosiers get back on their feet.”

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