Ron DeSantis Proposes Five-Month Gas Tax Holiday

With the Legislature getting ready to kick off the new year with its regular session, this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed a five-month gas tax holiday.

The governor insisted his proposal would lead to “more than $1 billion in gas tax relief for Floridians” and “will save up to $200 for the average Florida family.”

DeSantis showcased his proposal at media events on Monday.

“Gas prices have been rising due to inflationary pressures from bad federal policies, so we here in Florida need to step up and provide relief to our citizens,” said DeSantis. “Today, I am proposing that during session, the Florida Legislature provide more than $1 billion in gas tax relief for Florida families. This will have a positive impact on millions of Floridians.”

“I’m proud to stand alongside a governor who puts Floridians first every day,” said Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez. “With inflation and gas prices on the rise, Governor DeSantis’ proposal to the Legislature of a five-month gas tax holiday will empower our Florida families and businesses who have felt the impacts of Biden’s reckless policies.”

“Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida’s economy continues to move in the right direction,” said FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault. “Florida’s sound fiscal policies allow the state to pass relief along to consumers who continue to suffer from the impact of inflation and we will continue to do everything we can to alleviate the burden on all Florida families.”

Aubrey Edge, the president and CEO of Daily’s; Arch “Beaver” Applin III, the president of Buc-ee’s; and Chris Gheysens, the president and CEO of Wawa, Inc., backed the proposal.

KEVIN DERBY
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