Starting Wednesday the tax will increase regular gas prices by twelve cents per gallon and diesel by twenty cents per gallon.
For everyday businesses owners, especially small business, this tax increase translates to more than just gas but a number of tacked on service and delivery charges.
Michael Dinuzzo has been in the pizza business over 30 years. Mama Mia's is his livelihood.
"I always say my family comes first, so my business comes first to take care of my family," he said.
He said gas price increases in the past haven't just effected his delivery service, but have caused fees and price increases in other areas.
"The first thing that happens, and it has ever since 9/11, they raise the gas prices and all of our shipments that come in become more expensive. They never had a delivery fee before. They added a delivery fee, it ranges from $7 to $15 dollars. You could pay $100 dollars a month in other companies gas fees," said Dinuzzo.
He said the cyclical effect inevitably creates inflation which makes it more difficult for small businesses to keep their doors open and hurts the ability of future generations to get ahead.
"As they increase them to us, we increase them to the customer, and the customer increases them to wherever they work and so on. The more rules and regulations there are, the harder it is for a new person to start out in business. My kids, they're the next generation. It's harder to start out," he said.
Dinuzzo believes the quality of his product will help him overcome the latest economic blow from the state.
"Through the years we've gone through through a lot of storms. Overall when you have a good product people respect what we are doing," he said.
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