Californians Suffer While $97.5B Budget Surplus Sits in the Bank

“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.”