Gas Prices Top $6 Per Gallon in California California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to give $400 to every car owner to offset record-high gasoline prices has prompted criticism that it undercuts the state’s aggressive climate goals . Under the $11 billion plan unveiled Wednesday, every owner of a registered car in California – including owners of electric vehicles – would receive a tax refund in the form of a $400 debit card regardless of their income. An owner of more than one registered vehicle would receive $800. If approved by the California legislature, a millionaire owner of two Range Rovers that get 13 miles per gallon would receive $800 as would the owner of a pair of Tesla electric cars who does not pay fuel taxes. Someone who relies on a bicycle for transportation, on the other hand, would be left empty-handed. “The $400 for fossil fuels makes little […]