“Good ideas shouldn’t have party lines,” Wilk said. “I applaud the Problem Solvers Caucus for catapulting this Republican proposal into a bipartisan measure. While bipartisan support is welcome, it only matters if the Democrats can help us get the proposal across the finish line and bring immediate relief at the pump. Time will tell if that’s the case.”
As gas prices shot up in recent months, legislative Republicans doubled down on their calls for gas price relief. Such calls included formally requesting a gas tax holiday in the state budget, introducing legislation to reduce gas tax burdens and calling on legislative budget committee chairs to take action amidst skyrocketing gas prices earlier this year.