Miyares, Gilbert: Governor Should Suspend Gas Tax

gshipleyGovernor Northam

Last week’s attack on the Colonial Pipeline has caused a spike in prices at the pump for Virginians. While the pipeline should be back online in a matter of days, the hit to our economy and the pocket books of hard working Virginia families is the last thing we need right now.

Republican Attorney General Nominee Del. Jason Miyares and House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:

“There are still far too many families struggling to make ends meet, and too many small businesses barely keeping the doors open right now. The last thing they need is a spike in the price of gas at the pump. While there’s little we can do from Richmond to fix pipeline software, we can reduce the burden of government on people until the situation is resolved.

“Today, we’re calling on Governor Northam to use his authority to suspend the collection of motor fuel taxes in Virginia until the Colonial Pipeline is up and running again, and the associated price spikes have worked their way out of the market.”