The Georgia governor cited inflation for suspending the gas tax Tuesday, his second time since sitting at the helm of the Peach State.
Sep 12, 2023 10:35 am EDT
ATLANTA, GA — For the second time since he began overseeing Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has temporarily suspended the gas tax statewide.
The governor also declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to inflation. The order goes into effect midnight Wednesday and is set to end at 11:59 p.m., Oct. 12.
“While high prices continue to hit family budgets, hardworking Georgians deserve real relief and that’s why I signed an executive order today to deliver it directly to them at the pump,” Kemp said in a news release.
Kemp said customers should start to see impact in prices after several days. Tuesday is the second time Kemp has suspended the gas tax – he did so last year from March-December.
The gas-price monitoring agency AAA recorded Tuesday an average of $3.570 per regular gallon in Georgia. The premium price was set at $4.358 per gallon.
Just a year ago, regular gas costed $3.242 per gallon while $3.996 per gallon.