In Face of Surging Gas Prices Under Biden, DeSantis Proposes Tax Pause

Submitted by dkellogg on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, 12,23 PM

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed pausing the state's gas tax to give weary Florida families a break as they are pummeled by high fuel prices due to inflation and restrictive regulations imposed by the Biden administration. 

The Governor announced the push to pause the gas tax, urging state legislators to step in, during visits to Daytona Beach and Jacksonville:

It is no wonder Gov. DeSantis is looking for relief, gas prices have hit their highest level since Thanksgiving 2012.

Floridians pay the 11th-highest gas tax burden in the nation, pausing the state's tax would reduce the total that people pay at the pump by 26.5 cents.

President Biden has done his part driving up energy costs by submarining the Keystone XL pipeline. Democrats in Congress are looking to add to the damage with their reconciliation bill, which includes an $8 billion home heating tax.

The Florida state legislative session starts on January 11, 2022.

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