Daytona Beach, Florida – According to Gov. Ron DeSantis, the state legislature will pursue gas tax relief for Florida residents, calling inflation a “huge problem.”
Monday morning in Daytona Beach, at a news conference accompanied by the state’s Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, DeSantis placed the blame on “inflationary policies out of Washington.”
“The price of a Thanksgiving dinner is up over 20% just over last year,” DeSantis said. “I think what’s most dramatic, because it affects most people in their daily lives, are gas prices going up.”
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the state jumped 10 cents in the middle of last week to $3.36.
DeSantis spoke from a Buc-ee’s at 2330 Gateway North Drive in Daytona Beach.