Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a plan to stop the state’s planned increase in the gas taxI. The plan would also suspend the state’s sales tax on diesel and exclude high-income earners from the measure. The goal is to save consumers 25 to 50 cents per gallon. It is unlikely to pass without Democratic support. The final day for bills to be passed out of the Legislature is Friday, and if there’s no action on gas tax relief, the rate will increase on July 1.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to stop the planned inflation-adjusted gas tax increase
Republicans are not in a position to veto a gas tax increase in California, but they have called on Democratic leaders to suspend the tax. The gas tax is already the second highest in the country, at $51.1 cents a gallon. It is set to increase to $53.9 cents next week and will be automatically adjusted for inflation. Democrats, however, argue that suspending the tax would not produce a big enough price drop and that suspending the gas tax would cost jobs in the construction industry. Inflation-adjusted gas tax hikes will also be harder on Californians who pay higher gas prices.
It includes a suspension of the state sales tax on diesel.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has inserted a $400 gas tax rebate into his state’s budget, which will apply to every household with a car registered in California. The $9 billion plan is financed with a surplus in the state budget. In addition, the city of Chicago has issued tens of thousands of $150 gas cards and $50 public transportation vouchers for motorists.
It excludes high-income earners.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has enacted a budget that puts $1,050 into the pockets of millions of California families. This plan addresses some of the state’s most pressing needs. The rebate amounts will depend on a three-tier system, with higher-income households receiving the largest checks. Those in low and middle-income brackets will receive incrementally larger amounts. The entire relief plan is part of a $300 billion budget deal.
It would save consumers 25 to 50 cents a gallon.
The state of California is weighing a gas tax relief plan. Governor Gavin Newsom is considering a proposal to pause the tax for up to a month, saving consumers 25 to 50 cents per gallon. Currently, the state’s gas tax is 51 cents a gallon, and a freeze could save consumers a staggering amount of money.
It could help residents pay rent and utility bills.
The California gas tax relief plan would provide $1,000 payments to residents of the state who qualify. The plan would take effect after the state legislature passes a 2022–23 state budget. It is aimed at helping residents cope with inflation. Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders have reached an agreement on the plan.