Wednesday, May 12, 2021
“Florida gas prices averaged $2.03 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day. That was 40 cents less than the year before and the lowest since 2008, when pump prices averaged $1.91 per gallon,” AAA noted. 
Historically, the gas tax is a progressive tax that impacts the poor the most. Generally speaking, lower-income earners do not own gas-efficient cars and are not likely to purchase an EV vehicle in the next 10 to 20 years. More importantly, COVID-19 has changed the nature of work—perhaps permanently.
With summer nearing its end, gas prices in the nation and across the Sunshine State are starting to drop though they are still 50 cents more per gallon than this time last year. 
On the whole, Scott did what he said would do and helped Florida’s economy bounce back after the Great Recession. This is one of the reasons why Scott is one of only a handful of Florida governors who moved on the Senate--something that plenty of governors failed to do over the past 173 years.
“Millions of Americans are making plans for summer vacations, visiting famous landmarks in Europe, family attractions stateside, and anything in between,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group.
Spano successfully added an amendment to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill adding $8 million to the Office of Commercial Space Transportation.
Overnight, President Trump authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to balance the market,” AAA noted.
On Thursday, the Florida delegation held a meeting to focus on tourism which remains the biggest industry in the Sunshine State. The two chairmen of the delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--set up the meeting...
While Florida remains under the national average of $2.44 a gallon, Mark Jenkins, a spokesman, for AAA and the Auto Club Group, warned that prices at the pump should rise soon. 
AAA released a report showing gas prices in Florida dropped, on average, 3.5 cents a gallon in the past week and 60 cents a gallon over the last two months.