Tatum Report: Gas prices continue to climb as inflation continues to push prices up. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will act to suspend the state’s gas tax. DeSantis announced on Monday along with the state legislature to provide $1 billion in relief to drivers.
DeSantis made the announcement at a Buc-ee’s in Daytona Beach. During his speech, he noted how the price of a Thanksgiving dinner rose 20% this year. He also called out the “inflammatory prices out of Washington.”
According to the American Automobile Association, the average price of a gallon of gas in Florida jumped 10 cents last week to $3.36 per gallon. This is the highest price Floridians have paid since September 2014. DeSantis said the price of gas is $1.31 more than this time last year.
DeSantis noted that this was a massive burden on working-class families, especially blue-collar workers and people on a fixed income. The government could alleviate the problem by suspending the gas tax. more