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Gavin’s Gas Tax Moves Forward Amid Economic Crisis

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Sacramento, CA –Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following response after Governor Newsom announced a new proposal that will inevitably increase gas prices for consumers, thus it is being dubbed “Gavin’s Gas Tax:”

“As the saying goes, ‘If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.’ As Governor Newsom attempts to hide his efforts behind clever words, Californians will see what this for what it really is—a gas tax increase amid record-high inflation and an economic downturn.

“Historical evidence shows that ‘Gavin’s Gas Tax’ will be directly passed onto consumers and increase gas prices. If the governor is looking to lower gas prices, I encourage him to consider my measures that would suspend the gas tax and immediately lower gas prices by $1 per gallon.” 

While the governor pushes to increase gas taxes, Leader Jones has two measures that would suspend California’s gas taxes and fees, and immediately reduce gas prices by $1 per gallon. SB 32 and SBX1-1 are both in the Senate Rules Committee awaiting assignment to a policy committee for a hearing.

Senator Brian W. Jones represents California’s 40th Senate District which includes the Cities of Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, San Diego City communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, and University City, along with the San Diego County unincorporated communities of 4S Ranch, Alpine, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Rainbow, Ramona, and Valley Center.

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