Governor suspends gas tax again through November election

ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – Governor Brian Kemp extended the tax suspension on gas in Georgia through the elections in November.

Today’s action extends it through November 11th, three days after the election.

Georgia has now suspended the state tax on gas since March.

Today, the Governor cited hurricane recovery in South Carolina and Florida for bringing emergency crews into Georgia that will need to gas up.

“While Georgia was largely spared the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, Florida and South Carolina endured both significant destruction and flooding,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “As we both pray for these neighbors in need and send resources and volunteers to aid in their recovery, we’re also bracing for the impact on already strained supply chains and prices at the gas pump that are already too high. While my executive orders cannot undo the mess caused by Washington, I hope that they alleviate some of the additional strain placed on Georgians by the lingering impact of this major storm.”

The Governor’s office says Georgia’s gas prices now are 62 cents below the national average.

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