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Georgia to extend diesel tax holiday for another month


On Friday, officials in Georgia announced that fuel taxes will be suspended for an additional month due to continued consumer pain caused by rising inflation.

Governor Brian P. Kemp signed a new Executive Order on October 6 to extend a previous fuel tax break due to “ongoing high inflation and uncertain economic conditions caused by the irresponsible policies coming out of Washington, D.C.”

The order will save truckers 35 cents per gallon of diesel fuel. Georgians will also save 31.2 cents on each gallon of gas while the order is in place.

The order is effective through 11:59 p.m. on November 11, 2023.

This is an extension of an Executive Order issued on September 12 that was set to expire on October 12.

“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 Governor Brian 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.”


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