California House Republicans press Newsom to suspend gas tax increase

EXCLUSIVE — A group of House Republicans from California are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) to suspend the state’s annual gas tax increase as residents grapple with the nation’s highest gas prices in the country.

In a letter sent to Newsom on Thursday, all 11 House Republicans from California urged Newsom to suspend a pair of gas tax increases that are expected to hit the Golden State later this year: the annual gas tax increase, which is expected to see a slight increase the beginning of July, as well as another 47-cent increase stemming from recent Low Carbon Fuel Standard reforms. 

“Gov. Newsom has failed to provide relief at the pump for hard-working Californians struggling with rising costs,” Rep. David Valadao (R-CA), who spearheaded the letter, said in a statement to the Washington
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