With gas prices continuing to spike, Gov. Sonny Perdue moved Monday to suspend a gas tax increase that was supposed to go into effect July 1.
Perdue’s decision will save most motorists 2.9 cents per gallon. The governor said the move will let Georgians know the state is concerned about gas prices and that the government doesn’t want to take advantage of the situation.
“I don’t think we can justify raising taxes on gasoline at a time of economic stress on families,” Perdue said.
If the governor hadn’t acted, the tax on gasoline would have jumped 2.9 cents per gallon, diesel 4.2 cents and aviation fuel 3.6 cents.