Atlanta, GA ~ Governor Brian P. Kemp of Atlanta, GA has issued an executive order extending the State of Emergency due to ongoing high prices and uncertain economic conditions caused by failed policies coming out of Washington, D.C. This extension continues the suspension of the state's excise tax on motor and locomotive fuel until 11:59 p.m. on November 29, 2023, providing relief to Georgians in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"We're able to deliver relief to families fighting through the disastrous effects of Bidenomics," said Governor Kemp. "This action has helped keep millions of dollars in hardworking Georgians' pockets and will continue to do so with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching."

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Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones expressed his support for Governor Kemp's decision, saying "I commend Governor Kemp for continuing to put hardworking Georgians and their families first." Speaker of the House Jon Burns also praised Governor Kemp's commitment to providing relief from high prices at the pump for Georgia families and businesses.

Thanks to strategic budgeting from Governor Kemp and the General Assembly, Georgia can suspend collection of its motor fuel tax in order to help lessen the burden of historically high gas prices. According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in Georgia is currently $2.89, 51 cents below the national average.

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