Gov. DeSantis calls for $1B in gas tax relief for Floridians


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — To alleviate cost burdens at the pump, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday called on the Florida legislature to lower the state’s gas tax.

Speaking at a press conference in Daytona Beach, the governor said he plans to push for $1 billion in gas tax relief during the next legislative session, which begins on Jan. 11. The move would cut the state’s gas tax by 25 cents per gallon, DeSantis said.

“We want to protect Floridians as much as we can against the inflation that we’re seeing,” the governor said.

The average Florida retail gasoline price is $3.36 a gallon, the highest daily average price since Sept. 2014, AAA reported Monday.

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