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Georgia Governor again cuts diesel fuel taxes due to ‘uncertain economic conditions’

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This week, officials in Georgia announced that gas and diesel fuel taxes will be suspended through the end of November “due to ongoing high prices and uncertain economic conditions caused by failed policies coming out of Washington, D.C.”

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced November 8 that he had issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and suspending taxes on gas and diesel fuel.

The fuel tax suspension will remain in place statewide until 11:59 p.m. on November 29, 2023.

The tax suspension will save truckers 35 cents per gallon of diesel fuel. Georgians will also save 31.2 cents on each gallon fo gas.

“Thanks to our responsible approach to budgeting, we’re able to deliver relief to families fighting through the disastrous effects of Bidenomics,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “I’m proud this action has helped keep millions of dollars in hardworking Georgians’ pockets and look forward to continuing to see that impact with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching. I’m also grateful for the partnership of the General Assembly as it prepares to enter a special session where legislators will be called on to ratify this measure.”

Kemp issued the first fuel tax suspension order in September, then renewed the expiring order again in October.

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