DeSantis Keeps Heat on Gas Stoves Issue, Proposing Tax Exemption
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is keeping rhetoric surrounding gas stoves on
high, proposing a sales tax exemption for the appliances.
In a new statewide budget proposal, DeSantis, who is widely seen as a potential
Republican presidential contender, called for a permanent sales tax exemption
for gas stoves.
"They want your gas stove, and we're not going to let that happen," the
governor said on Wednesday.
After a federal regulator floated the idea of a gas ban or regulations,
Republicans embraced the gas stoves issue as part of a larger culture war
narrative, making the case that Democrats are trying to change their way of
In Florida, gas stoves are not particularly prevalent. Just 8 percent of
households use natural gas cooking appliances, while 92 percent use electric,
according to a federal survey.
DeSantis acknowledged in his press conference that many people in the state use
electric appliances, but said defending gas stoves was a matter of "principle."
Though an outright federal ban on the appliances is unlikely, the Consumer
Product Safety Commission may try put some regulations on the stoves that stop
short of banning them amid concerns about their health impacts.
Studies have found that gas stoves can contain hazardous air pollutants and
have linked them to childhood asthma.
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Summer Snow Clips Australia
Arctic Outbreaks For Asia
Europe And North America-With All-Time Record Cold Forecasts
Heavy Snow Sweeps Northern India
Summer "Cold-Snap" Grips Eastern Australia
Record Cold From Canada To Trinidad
Full-Blown Arctic Outbreak To Engulf Europe Starting Sunday
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