Even if the average cost per gallon of gas has decreased nationwide, prices in California are still increasing.
Inversely proportional to the national average price of $4.27, which has fallen from $4.33 over the last week, the average price of gas in California has increased to $5.80 from $5.72 over the last seven days.
Motorists in California would benefit from the initiatives proposed by state politicians. Democratic lawmakers yesterday proposed a $400 gas refund to be implemented.
As Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris pointed out, “to put that in context, for most vehicles, for most Californians, this $400 rebate is the equivalent of a one-year gas tax holiday.”
On the other hand, Republicans in the state legislature proposed that they would want to see the state’s $0.51 gas tax lifted.
Gov. Newsom has said that he supports some type of refund, although he has not yet detailed his specific plan.