Governor Newsom and the Sacramento Legislature hacks could have suspended the gas tax or stopped the gas tax increase that will happen on Friday, July 1. They didn't. Instead, they came to this sloppy agreement that boils down to just another stimulus payment that favors those who make less money.
The sides finally reached an agreement on Sunday. According to the new $17 billion inflation relief package, approximately 23 million Californians will get a special tax refund. According to the agreed-upon package, those making up to $75,000 a year, or joint filers who make up to $150,000, will get $350 each. Those who make up to $125,000 a year, or joint filers making up to $250,000, will get $250 each. Those who make up to $250,000 a year, or $500,000 filing jointly, get $200 each. One dependent may also be added at each tier for the same amount as each filer, meaning Californians could see as much $1,050, $750, or $600 coming in per household depending on tier level.
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley called into the John & Ken Show to explain why this deal stinks.