NY State Senate looking at proposals to relieve drivers as gas prices soar

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gas prices continue to set daily record highs with the national average climbing to $4.33 per gallon.

Here in Rochester, it’s about 10 cents higher at $4.42 per gallon according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

The State Senate is looking at proposals to provide relief for drivers.

Senator Samra Brouk (D, 55) said Friday they don’t want to just take action for political reasons.

"I think there’s a number of ways we can address the price that people are feeling at the pump and I feel it too I’m there every day also feeling it," Brouk said. "So I think we really need to be deliberate about it and also understand that we are in a very specific time period right now where there are a lot of contributing factors putting us in this position and we need to act smart."

Senator Brouk said that includes geopolitical factors and our reliance on fossil fuels.