California Republicans Hoping To Temporarily Suspend Gas Tax
Sacramento, CA — California Republicans say the caucus is united in pushing forward legislation to temporarily suspend the state’s gas tax to help soften spiking prices at the pump.
A press conference was held this morning led by Assembly GOP leader James Gallagher, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk and Senator Brian Jones.
We reported earlier that Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a gas rebate program, with details yet to be released.
Assemblyman Kiley argues, “We have within our grasp a lever that will bring meaningful, simple, relief (gas tax suspension). There is no need for some complicated new rebate program that offers a vague promise of a check in the mail at some future date, in some amount, after in winds its way through the same bureaucracy that so spectacularly failed to deliver unemployment checks for the past two years.”
The lawmakers stated that they will initiate a vote on the floor of the Assembly so that every member can vote and state their opinions.
Kiley stated the suspension of the gas tax would amount to 51-cents per gallon.