SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest inflation numbers released today.

“It is ridiculous to think that families in California can keep up with 8.6% inflation, especially as gas prices keep driving the cost of everything up even higher.

“Californians are feeling this pain not only at the pump, but in our energy costs, housing costs, and groceries, which have seen the biggest increase since 1979.

“Democrats have refused to act on every reasonable Republican solution for immediate relief from rising inflation and highest gas prices in the nation. Unfortunately, Californians are left to bear the brunt of the highest gas prices in U.S. history. 

“Sadly, none of this comes as a surprise.”