California Lawmakers Propose $400 Gas Rebate

California lawmakers have proposed legislation that will help ease the pain residents are feeling at the pump...

Or at least they hope.

Refueling the car at the gas station

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The proposal, announced Thursday by Democratic lawmakers, seeks to give each resident a $400 rebate to help offset the high prices they're paying for gasoline. The money would come from the state's $9 billion budget surplus, according to the bill.

"Many Californians are looking to California’s leaders for help," says Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. "We believe a rebate is the best approach to directly put money in people’s pockets."

However, not all are impressed with the idea...

Check out more details on Mercury News.

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