On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he was proposing more than $ 1 billion in Florida gas tax relief during the upcoming legislature. This gas tax vacation can save up to $ 200 for the average Florida family. The governor made the announcement at stops at Buc-ee’s in Daytona Beach and Daily’s in Jacksonville, and was accompanied by leaders in the gas and transportation industries.
“Gas prices have risen due to inflationary pressures from bad federal policies, so here in Florida we need to move up and bring relief to our citizens,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Today I propose that Florida lawmakers provide more than $ 1 billion in gas tax relief for Florida families during the session. This will have a positive impact on millions of Floridians. ”
“I am proud to stand with a governor who puts Floridians first every day,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “With inflation and gas prices soaring, Governor DeSantis’ proposal to lawmakers for a five-month gas tax exemption will strengthen our Florida families and businesses that have suffered the effects of Biden’s ruthless policies.”
“Wawa supports the governor’s leadership and this drive to ease the burden on consumers at the pump,” said Chris Gheysens, President and CEO of Wawa, Inc. “With recent cost increases and supply chain challenges, this initiative will have a positive impact on Florida- Familys. We are proud to be part of the Florida community and look forward to expanding our presence and continuing to make a positive impact on the communities in which we serve. “
This gas tax relief proposal complements other announcements by Governor DeSantis in recent months to combat rising inflation costs. Governor DeSantis has announced that Florida ports were available and were able to support the current US supply chain crisis in October.