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California car owners could receive up to an $800 rebate to offset high gas prices

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 16:54:11-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who own cars could get up to $800 from the state to help offset record-high gas prices.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the proposal on Wednesday. His plan calls for registered car owners to get $400 per vehicle, capped at two cars. That includes people who own electric cars.

For people who don't have cars, Newsom wants the state to pay for their bus or train fare for three months.

In total, the proposal would cost $11 billion. About $1.1 billion would be used to pause scheduled increases in state taxes for diesel and regular gas.

Regular grade gas is at a state-record $5.88 per gallon in California, the highest in the nation.