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Kemp govt extends gas tax freeze, supply chain Emergency ahead of diesel shortage

Kemp govt extends gas tax freeze, supply chain Emergency ahead of diesel shortage

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed two executive orders Friday, temporarily suspending the state’s motor fuel and locomotive fuel taxes and extending the state of supply chain emergency.

This comes after the announcement of diesel shortage and high inflation.

“As another holiday and diesel shortages approach, Georgians are still dealing with high inflation, rising grocery costs ahead of Thanksgiving, and pumping out high prices as they prepare to travel to see family, all because of Washington’s leadership. failure,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “While we can’t fix everything politicians have broken, our responsible approach to reopening our economy allows us to provide needed relief while putting lives and livelihoods first by continuing to suspend our state’s gas tax. Together with our legislative partners, we will continue to work to ease the burden on Georgia families who deserve a safe, warm and prosperous holiday season.”

“Georgians continue to struggle with the problems and generational inflation caused by Democrats in DC,” said Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. “Meanwhile, Governor Kemp is stepping up to provide much-needed relief as we head into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season so working Georgia workers can enjoy their families and the holidays, with a little more of their hard-earned dollars available for other expenses during this busy time of year. We applaud his leadership.” I have and I praise this action.”

“Governor Kemp continues to lead, protecting working Georgians and our economy,” said spokesman David Ralston. “The continued cooperation of the General Assembly has saved Georgians hundreds of millions of dollars at the pump while Washington has done nothing. I appreciate his stewardship and focus on issues that affect every Georgia family.

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The two signed orders will be in force until December 11, 2022.

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