SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement on February’s Consumer Price Index, which showed inflation hit 7.9%, the highest level since 1982 and the sixth consecutive monthly increase:

“Inflation is at a 40-year high, and Gavin Newsom didn’t mention it once in his State of the State address. Californians are hurting and our Governor couldn’t care less. If Democrats refuse to even acknowledge there’s a problem, how can we expect them to fix it?”