Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement on California’s statewide average gas price passing $5/gallon for the first time. 

“This is a crisis of Democrats’ own making – from their war on domestic energy production to the taxes and mandates that add $1.27/gallon to the cost of gas, their actions mean Californians are paying far more than they should. If Democrats really care about bringing down the cost of living for working Californians, they will join our effort to suspend the gas tax and bring costs down by fifty cents a gallon overnight.”