Kemp renews State of Emergency and extends state gas tax suspension until Nov 29

Georgia gas is 51 cents below the national average

Atlanta, GA (Nov. 8,2023)– Governor Brian P. Kemp announced he has again issued an executive order extending the State of Emergency due to ongoing high prices and uncertain economic conditions. He blames the situation on the “failed policies coming out of Washington, D.C.”

“Thanks to our responsible approach to budgeting, we’re able to deliver relief to families fighting through the disastrous effects of Bidenomics,” Kemp said in a press release announcing the extension. “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.”

This extension continues the suspension of the state’s excise tax on motor and locomotive fuel. The State of Emergency and the gas tax suspension remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2023, and will help Georgians cope with high food and travel costs through the Thanksgiving holiday. You can read Executive Order extending the State of Emergency here..

“I commend Governor Kemp for continuing to put hardworking Georgians and their families first,” Lt. Governor Burt Jones said. “Renewing the gas tax suspension will continue to provide financial relief to Georgians, especially during the upcoming holiday season. I’m proud to represent a state where we continue to provide solutions, despite the failures and uncertainties of the White House and Congress.”

“I applaud Governor Kemp’s commitment to providing relief from high prices at the pump for Georgia families and businesses,” House Speaker Jon Burns echoed. “The General Assembly will continue to work with Governor Kemp to maintain the conservative fiscal policies that have made Georgia the envy of the nation.”

According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in Georgia is currently $2.89, which is 51 cents below the national average.

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