While Governor Youngkin may have been handed the Virginia state budget to sign, one thing notably left out was any mention of relief in gas prices, something Youngkin is still pushing to happen.
As reported by WTOP, after an event in Crystal City, Youngkin repeatedly touched on inflation and other “kitchen-table issues” he’s hearing about, and said he’s still fighting for a gas tax holiday.
“My proposal has been to suspend it for three months and to have it come back,” Youngkin said.
“That’s 26 cents a gallon for regular and 27 cents a gallon for diesel that we can suspend. We have plenty of money to pay for it. There’s over a billion dollars of excess money in our commonwealth transportation fund that can pay for this. We could suspend it for July, August, September, and have it come back in the late fall and winter when gas prices are going to decline anyway naturally.”