SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians shouldering the nation’s maximum fuel rates could soon get a tax split, free rides on community transit and up to $800 on debit cards to aid pay back for gas below a proposal uncovered Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom
Fuel rates have soared in the latest weeks, the outcome of pandemic-induced inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. State governments throughout the region have been debating what to do about it, with the most common decisions getting slashing fuel taxes or presenting rebates to taxpayers. Final week, the governors of Maryland and Georgia signed regulations temporarily suspending their state’s gas taxes, though Ga on Wednesday also provided $1.1 billion in refunds to taxpayers in a separate motion.