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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 24: Republican gubernatorial candidate Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during his primary night election party at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame on May 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kemp defeated former U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in the primary as he bids for a second term as Georgia governor. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed executive orders today extending the temporary suspension of the state’s gas tax through August 13.  Kemp signed an additional order renewing the State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions, also through August 13.

“I am committed to fighting to ease the economic burden hardworking Georgians are facing due to disastrous policies from Washington politicians,” said Governor Kemp.  “In March, I took decisive action to help those impacted by high prices at the pump.  Unfortunately, President Biden and Democratic leaders have not done their part to tackle this issue, instead calling on Americans facing record-high inflation to live more frugally.  To provide actual relief to Georgians, I am once again extending the supply chain state of emergency and suspending our state motor fuel tax.  In addition to these actions, I am suspending the locomotive fuel tax to help fight rising costs that are being passed on to consumers.”

Suspending the state’s gas tax in Georgia is saving motorists 29 cents a gallon.  Georgia’s average gas prices are running about 50 cents below the national average, some of the lowest in the nation.