Behind the Poll:

DeSantis seeks to cut Florida fuel taxes by $1 billion to offset rising gas prices

According to Bethany Blankley Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will ask state lawmakers to cut gas and fuel taxes by $1 billion when the legislature convenes in January.

His challenger, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and former governor, asked him to lower gas and fuel prices before the holidays.

“With the holiday season approaching, it’s time the governor turned his attention to the real issues facing Floridians,” Crist said in a news release. “Instead of convening a special legislative session in Tallahassee that hurts our residents and businesses, the Governor and the Legislature should suspend the state gas tax for the rest of the year so that we can finally offer relief to hard-working Floridians and mom-and-pop small businesses being squeezed at the pump.”