Lawmakers decry 'highway robbery' at the gas pump

Some state lawmakers are fighting back against bait-and-switch prices at the gas pump that are slamming drivers at a time when prices are already sky-high.

ISLANDIA - Some state lawmakers are fighting back against bait-and-switch prices at the gas pump that are slamming drivers at a time when prices are already sky-high. As News 12 Long Island has reported, some stations are charging drivers up to a dollar more than the cash price if they pay by credit card. Other stations are slipping in similar charges for full service gasoline. Two state senators have proposed separate bills that would tackle the problems. One would require gas stations to post both the cash and credit price prominently on street-level display signs if the difference is more than 10 cents per gallon. Another bill would limit the price difference between cash and credit purchases to 5 percent.News 12 Traffic & Weather

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