Georgia Governor Extends Gas Tax Suspension

On Friday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced he has signed an executive order extending a State of Emergency due to the inflation crisis that began shortly after President Biden took office along with other poor economic conditions in the country resulting from irresponsible fiscal policies implemented by the Biden administration. 

The renewal of the State of Emergency extends Georgia’s suspension of taxes on gas and motor fuel until 11:59 p.m. on November 11, 2023. 

“We’re taking action at the state level to deliver relief to hardworking Georgians fighting through Bidenflation, soaring interest rates, and sky-high prices due to Bidenomics,” said Kemp. “Our state’s average gas price is now roughly 40 cents less than it was last month. With our partners in the General Assembly, we’ll keep working to put money back in the pockets of Georgia families.”

Georgia Lt. Governor Burt Jones also released a statement responding to the news. 

“I support the Governor’s decision to provide financial relief to Georgians, while the White House and Congress continue to fall short on providing solutions during uncertain economic times,” said Jones. “I’m proud that here in Georgia, we have a record of always putting hardworking families first.”

“Thanks to the hard work and conservative budgeting of Governor Kemp and the General Assembly, the State of Georgia can confidently suspend collection of the state motor fuel tax to help lessen the burden of historically high gas prices,” a press release from Kemp’s office said. “According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in Georgia is currently $3.18, one of the lowest in the country.”

D & B Staff

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