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Georgia declares emergency, suspends diesel and gas taxes


This week, officials in Georgia announced that fuel taxes will be suspended for a month due to rising inflation.

On September 12, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending the state’s excise tax on motor and locomotive fuel.

Kemp’s office says that the order will shave off 35 cents per gallon of diesel fuel. Georgians will save 31.2 cents on each gallon of gas, Kemp says.

The fuel tax suspension went into effect on Wednesday, September 13 at 12:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on October 12, 2023.

Kemp says that he issued the Executive Order due to economic hardships caused to Georgia residents by inflation.

“From runaway federal spending to policies that hamstring domestic energy production, all Bidenomics has done is take more money out of the pockets of the middle class,” said Kemp. “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. Working with partners in the General Assembly, we’ll continue to help Georgians weather the economic headwinds caused by this president, his administration, and their allies in Congress.”


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