Georgia’s Gas Tax Suspension Is Over
Whew, I barely made it. I almost forgot that November 30th was the cutoff date for Governor Brian Kemp’s suspension of the gas tax in Georgia. Thankfully I remembered on my way home from work and managed to fill my tank on that sweet un-state-taxed nectar just hours before the deadline.
They say the state gas tax is meant to pay for the building and maintenance of the roads. Just out of curiosity, did you notice any difference in the condition of the roads during the suspension of the tax? Did the reported millions in lost revenue affect your daily commute in any way? Was there any harm done? Just wondering.
On my way back in to work this morning I noted the thirty cent jump in price, thankful that I did take advantage of the break even if it was last minute. We all could use all the help we can get with the prices on everything seemingly on an endless rise. My happiness at the few bucks I saved at the gas pump was short lived after stopping off at the grocery store to pick up a few needed items and walking out $150 poorer. This economy definitely has me feeling stronger, I can carry $75 worth of groceries now with one hand!
AAA says the average price of a gallon of gas in Georgia right now is $2.78 so that 30-ish cent tax will see prices surge over the $3 per gallon mark in some places. There is some scuttlebutt in Atlanta about the possibility of Kemp declaring another emergency to reinstate the suspension but I wouldn’t count on it. I don’t know about you but I am just never that lucky.
Listen to the Austin Rhodes show weekdays from 3pm-6pm on AM580/95.1FM, he’ll be talking about this and much more this afternoon. Plus he’s got your chance to win tickets to see the Rolling Stones in Atlanta this upcoming summer, so listen up for all the details starting at 3pm!