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Gov. Brian Kemp extended tax rollback on gasoline and diesel state taxes

FILE - Gas prices are shown on Dec. 12, 2022, in Madison, Ga. Drivers in Georgia have been paying the lowest gas prices in the nation thanks in part to a fuel tax holiday, but the state will resume collecting its taxes on gasoline and diesel on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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FILE - Gas prices are shown on Dec. 12, 2022, in Madison, Ga. Drivers in Georgia have been paying the lowest gas prices in the nation thanks in part to a fuel tax holiday, but the state will resume collecting its taxes on gasoline and diesel on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia’s state taxes on gasoline and diesel will be suspended for another month after Gov. Brian Kemp extended the tax rollback in a Friday executive order.

The suspension of the taxes, at 31.2 cents per gallon of gasoline and 35 cents per gallon of diesel, had been scheduled to end next Thursday but will now run through at least Nov. 11.

Georgia’s governor can suspend the collection of taxes during an emergency as long as lawmakers approve it the next time they meet. In September, Kemp issued a novel legal declaration finding that high prices were such an emergency.

The 2022 suspensions came under a state of emergency related to COVID-19.

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