“Every day, Californians are being crushed by an affordability crisis,” Seyarto said in an email to his constituents May 16. “The average family is paying an extra $536 every month due to 40-year-high inflation, we lead the nation with an average price of $5.96 for a gallon of unleaded gas, and our residential electricity price is nearly 76% higher than the national average.”
The group is pushing for a vote on Assembly Bill 2457 which they describe as a bipartisan effort to suspend the gas tax.
The legislation would implement a statewide tax exemption for military retirees. Ramos, who is the only Native American in the California Assembly, introduced the bill in January along with Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta).