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Is there hope for those feeling the pinch at the pumps with high gas prices?

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People are feeling the pinch at the pumps with high gas prices

Not everyone is convinced a proposed reduction in the state gas tax is going to make a big difference in the high prices.

Many of us are feeling the pinch at the pumps when we go to fill up.

With gas prices at record highs, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week he’s working on a plan to temporarily reduce the State’s gas tax — currently just over 50 cents a gallon — to help with high gas prices.

David Grau, the President of a lobbyist group called the Ventura County Taxpayers Association, says he’s skeptical about whether it’ll make a difference.

"The plan that was laid out by the governor was very vague," he told KCLU. "Basically said, if you have a car we will get you some money back. But beyond that, there wasn't any specificity."

He added: "It's great if they were to suspend the gas tax during this period but I'm not sure that's really going to have an effect that's going to be meaningful."