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Friday, 06 May 2022 14:20

California Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Year-Long Gas Tax Suspension Bill

Written by Madison Hirneisen, The Center Square

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers unveiled a new proposal to bring relief to consumers at the gas pump April 28, announcing a plan to suspend the state’s excise gas tax for an entire year.

Friday, 06 May 2022 14:10

Senate Committee to Consider Temporary Suspension of Alaska's Gas Tax

Written by Kim Jarrett, The Center Square

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The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill to suspend Alaska's 8 cents-per-gallon gas tax through June 30, 2023. 

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On May 4, two deserving Southern California residents experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of two vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families---thanks to the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® program along with car donors Nationwide and Farmers Insurance, collision repairers Auto Art Collision Specialist and Mission Viejo Auto Collision, and charity partner Family Promise of Orange County.

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CARSTAR, North America’s fastest growing network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Auto World Collision San Jose, located at 2151 S. 10th St., San Jose, CA 95112.

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Carvana, the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars online, on May 4 launched its newest Car Vending Machine, located in San Francisco, CA.

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Autonomy, the electric vehicle subscription company that offers the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to get a Tesla Model 3, continued its California rollout, adding Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties to its available areas, the company announced May 4.