SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement regarding the latest inflation numbers that were released this morning.

“As 8.5% inflation continues to hurt Californians by affecting costs for everything from groceries to renting a home, people are still footing the bill for poor governing.

“Capitol Democrats seem committed to making people’s lives harder when they enact policies that drive up health premiums every year or support tax increases ahead of an incoming recession.

“Governor Newsom and the Democrat supermajority seem to live in some sort of alternate reality where inflation doesn’t exist, or they simply don’t care.”