Georgia Gas Tax Break Comes to an End

By: Adam Vasallo
By: Adam Vasallo

Signs read the same at gas stations throughout Thomasville, where the price for unleaded fuel has climbed to more than $3 a gallon.

As much as no one seems to like it, the tax break is gone, and without it, Georgia drivers are paying $0.15 more per gallon.

State officials said they didn't expect stations to charge the tax this weekend, but drivers say they're already seeing a rise in price.

Georgia driver Jimmy Dukes, said, "They're really high of course, but I believe it has something to do with the hurricane but I believe it's something more than that. I believe someone's getting their pockets lined."

All theories aside most Georgia drivers say they're learning to live with higher prices at the pump.

And with no plans to bring the tax break back, some Georgia drivers may consider other options.

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has ruled out extending the tax break, saying the month-long suspension cost the state $75 million.


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