Kemp Again Extends Gas Tax Moratorium, Amid Diesel Shortage Fears

GOP Gov. Brian Kemp said he extended the gas-tax moratorium ahead of a potential diesel fuel shortage.
Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, from left, shakes hands with Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as Libertarian challenger Shane Hazel stands at right following the Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series in Atlanta, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

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Kemp originally impose the moratorium to help Georgia motorists with the high price of gas at the pumps.

The extension runs through Dec. 11.

Kemp also extended the statewide locomotive fuel tax moratorium and a supply chain state of emergency.

Kemp, whose projected to easily win reelection Tuesday over Democrat Stacey Abrams,  says President Joe Biden’s policies are to blame for high gas prices.

“As another holiday season and a looming diesel shortage approaches, Georgians are still facing record high inflation, growing costs at the grocery store just before Thanksgiving, and high prices at the pump as they prepare to travel to see family, all due to a complete failure of leadership in Washington,” Kemp said.


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