The price of gas is rising all over America, however, the state of California is the most affected as the gas price is the highest in this state.
Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California thus, came up with some proposals to decrease transportation and energy emissions. The price of gas has risen to a new record level i.e. $5.80 this week.
A New Stimulus Check Worth $400 To The Californian Residents
As a result of this sudden hike in the price, Gavin Newsom announced a new legislative package based on which the citizens of this Golden State will be provided with direct assistance. The package contains a lot of new initiatives that would cost the people less amount of money on gas expenses. This includes public transportation free of cost, incentives in charging stations, an electric vehicle that could be charged fast.
In the view of Newsom, the package will also consist of a fund that will develop walking and biking projects in every locality. As per his plan, a total amount of $11 billion will be spent for the relief of people which will also consist of $9 billion as tax refunds for the increasing gas price.
This $9 billion set aside from the total budget will be used for distributing the residents with a stimulus check worth $400 for every vehicle. The total limit to the vehicle count is two and thus, two stimulus check payments can be demanded at most. Every individual spends nearly $300 every year paying the excise taxes on diesel and gas and the plan of the stimulus check is just to return this money.
The proposal also wants to prevent the impact of inflation on the gas and diesel price and their excise tax rates. Every resident of the state who has a registered vehicle under the California Department of Motor Vehicles would be eligible for this stimulus check.