Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in his state due to poor economic conditions for residents "as a result of policies coming out of Washington, D.C.":
From runaway federal spending to policies that hamstring domestic energy production, all Bidenomics has done is take more money out of the pockets of the middle class.
A press release issued by his office cites "40-year-high inflation and negative economic conditions felt by hardworking Georgians" as the main reasons for issuing the declaration.
With the order, which took effect on Sept. 13 and will last until Oct. 12, the payment of the "state’s excise tax on motor and locomotive fuel" is suspended and it is expected to be able to "provide direct relief to families throughout the state":
While high prices continue to hit family budgets, hardworking Georgians deserve real relief and that's why I signed an executive order today to deliver it directly to them at the pump. Working with partners in the General Assembly, we'll continue to help Georgians weather the economic headwinds caused by this president, his administration, and their allies in Congress.
This is the second time in two years that the governor has temporarily canceled fuel taxes due to inflation.