GOP lawmakers poised to end special session on abortion ban
(AP Photo/Andy Manis, File) (Andy Manis)MADISON, Wis. — (AP) — Republican legislators in Wisconsin were poised Wednesday to meet in a special session Democratic Gov. The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that essentially legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 nullified the ban. The court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade this month, which would allow Wisconsin's ban to go back into effect. GOP leaders in the Assembly and Senate planned to gavel in to start the special session around noon Wednesday and then end it by gaveling out immediately. The state ban will likely be challenged in court should Roe v. Wade be overturned.wftv.com
Biden to call for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes
Biden Gas Prices FILE - High gas prices are shown as a pedestrian waits to cross the street in Los Angeles, June 16, 2022. At issue is the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas and the 24.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on diesel fuel. But many economists and lawmakers from both parties view the idea of a gas tax holiday with skepticism. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell mocked the idea of a gas tax holiday in a February floor speech. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has previously expressed doubts about the value of suspending the federal gas tax.wftv.com
More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices
Gas Prices-Memorial Day High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s weekend travel plans are a double punch to the wallet. Laura Dena and her sons would typically go to Southern California around Memorial Day weekend to escape Arizona’s scorching heat. We have to pay the price.”The average gas price in the U.S. on Thursday was $4.60 per gallon, according to AAA figures. Those projections —- which include travel by car, plane and other modes of transportation like trains or cruise ships — are up 8.3% from 2021 and would bring Memorial Day travel volumes close to 2017 levels.wftv.com
Average US gasoline price jumps 33 cents to $4.71 per gallon
Gas Prices Colorado The prices are dispalyed above the various grades of gasoline available at a Conoco station Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)CAMARILLO, Calif. — (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 33 cents over the past two weeks to $4.71 per gallon. The average price at the pump is $1.61 higher than it was one year ago. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $6.20 per gallon. According to the survey, the average price of diesel rose 9 cents over two weeks, to $5.66 a gallon.wftv.com
Orlando distribution center forced to raise prices over rising gas costs
The owner of Blue Logistics, Tom Muller, said they have 30 to 40 truckloads coming into their warehouses daily. And with the rising cost of gasoline, he said they've had to raise prices, which, ultimately, trickles down to the clients and consumers.
🚗 Passed gas? This hybrid car will pay for itself in 2 years with average price at pump in Florida
With gas prices at or near record highs, if you’re in the market to buy a car right now, fuel efficiency might be high on your wish-list! Consumer Reports explains there are lots of other good reasons, including fuel economy, to consider buying a hybrid vehicle.
Average price for a gallon of gas in US hits a record $4.17
Gas Prices Gas prices are seen in front of a billboard advertising HBO's Last Week Tonight in Los Angeles, Monday, March 7, 2022. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hits a record $4.17 on Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong)The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hit a record $4.17 Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports. The average price rose by 10 cents per gallon in one day, and it’s up 55 cents since last week, according to AAA data. The increase in gas demand and a reduction in total supply is contributing to rising prices at the pump, but skyrocketing oil prices are playing an increasingly large role.wftv.com
As gas prices rise in the US, countries around the world are feeling pain at the pump even more
According to data from globalpetrolprices.com, 46 countries has gas prices that are $6 a gallon or more, 26 have prices that are at least $7 a gallon while nine countries have gas prices that are $8 a gallon or more.
Memorial Day weekend brings big travel uptick as millions take to the skies for first maskless holiday of pandemic
The return of American travel, and whether the industry can readjust to pre-pandemic levels, comes as daily infection numbers in the country are at their lowest since March 25, 2020, according to a Washington Post database.washingtonpost.com
2021 Memorial Day travel: Gas prices expected to hit 7-year high, AAA says
Gas pumps Gas prices are expected to hit their highest mark in seven years during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. (aydinmutlu/Getty Images)Gas prices are expected to hit their highest mark in seven years during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. According to GasBuddy.com, 29% of South Carolina gas stations, 27% of Georgia stations and 25% of North Carolina stations were still experiencing pipeline-related outages Tuesday morning, the network reported. But we don’t believe that higher prices will change anyone’s mind about taking a trip,” AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde told KIFI. In addition, the AAA Travel Index indicates that daily rental car rates have more than doubled compared to last Memorial Day to an average of $134, while airfare has experienced a 14% year-over-year increase, KIFI reported.wftv.com
Prices dip as Floridians gas up for holiday travel
Gas prices in Florida decreased, according to AAA. (wftv.com)ORLANDO, Fla. — If you’re looking to save a little money when traveling this Memorial Day weekend, you might consider driving to your destination. Gas prices in Florida are going down. It’s also 4 cents cheaper than on Memorial Day 2018. AAA shared these historical holiday gas prices per gallon with WFTV:Year / Florida / National2020 / $1.88 / $1.962019 / $2.60 / $2.832018 / $2.91 / $2.97READ: Coronavirus: 5 vaccinated United Airlines loyalty program members to win free flights for a yearWhen it comes to regional gas prices, Orlando currently has one of the lowest averages statewide at $2.81/gallon.wftv.com