AAA announced on Monday that the average gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost $2.02 on Sunday, up from $1.90 at the start of last week. The national average stood at $2.10 a gallon on Sunday.
Crist announced that the project will get another $720,000 from the federal government. These funds are in addition to almost $22 million that Crist announced at the end of May.
One idea that is gaining a lot of attention is a gas tax increase. Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman has started a conversation on the First Coast about raising the gas tax to help raise revenue. He and other elected officials say tax hikes are needed to confront the years of economic abandonment in the black communities.
According to a report from AAA released on Monday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $1.90 to start the week, up two cents from the week before and the highest prices in nine weeks. The national average stood at $2.02 a gallon on Sunday, up from $1.98 a gallon the week before and the highest it has been in ten weeks.