Starting July 1, several sales tax breaks go into effect including savings on sporting goods, diapers, appliances, and more.
Florida gas prices declined 14 cents last week. The state average has now been on a 2-week streak of declines, falling a total of 21 cents per gallon, since setting a new record high price of $4.89/g on June 13th.
The national average price for gasoline exceeded $5 a gallon over the weekend. The average price is also above $5 a gallon in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Florida’s state average has not exceeded the $5 threshold, yet it’s not far off.
According to a transcript of the press conference published by the Wall Street Journal, Powell blamed this inflation crisis, which is global, not on the proxy war in Ukraine and Western sanctions on Russia, but rather on U.S. workers supposedly making too much money.
It’s that time of the year before hurricane season starts and Floridians can shop for disaster preparedness items with no tax due. The items could prove handy as the NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season this year.