Gas price relief; But not until October

Gas price relief; But not until October

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Still, feeling the pain at the pump?

“It’s been pretty tough. It’s been really tough,” said William Fears, driver.

“I can’t keep doing this,” said Anthony Wallace, driver.

You’re not the only one.

The average price of gas in Florida is $4.19—a year ago it was $2.88 according to AAA.

On Friday, Governor DeSantis signed tax package HB 7071.

The package includes suspending state gas tax for the entire month of October saving drivers about 25 cents per gallon.

“The gas reduction in tax is definitely a great idea. The governor is obviously trying to do whatever he can quickly. October does seem like a long time away but at the same time government moves slowly anywhere,” said Joe Derita, driver:

The gas tax break is a part of a much larger series of tax breaks the governor is issuing throughout the year. Now while some are concerned that this may be politically motivation. Others say they’ll take what they can get.


“It should have been sooner,” said Wallace.

“I’m just more concerned about the gas prices and how high they are,” said Fears.

The Tax Package also includes:

Tax Break on Diapers (July 1, 2022– July 30, 2023)

Baby and Toddler Clothes (July 1, 2022– July 30, 2023)

Hurricane Supplies (May 29th through June 10, 2022)

The Back to School Tax Holiday (July 25th through Aug. 7, 2022)

For the full list of the 10 tax holidays click here.

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