SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to the announcement of a new Democrat budget agreement:

“Capitol Democrats have come up a day late and a dollar short on their promise to address California’s skyrocketing cost of living,” said Gallagher. “How convenient of them to send out taxpayer rebates just ahead of Election Day.” 

“If they want to provide immediate relief, they should join Republicans and support a 51 cent gas tax suspension. At the very least, Democrats should stop the $500 million gas tax increase slated for this Friday July 1st. Enough waiting, talking and investigating. People need relief now,” said Gallagher.  

An online calculator to determine potential gas pricesavings is available here.