Georgia’s governor is extending the suspension of the state’s motor fuel tax through Nov. 11.
Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed an executive order extending the suspension for a fifth time, meaning the suspension will be in place through the Nov. 8 election when Kemp, a Republican, seeks another term against Democrat Stacey Abrams.
Kemp previously signed a law in March that passed with broad bipartisan support, suspending the state’s gas tax through May 31. Kemp signed additional extensions in May, July, August and September.
The order also suspends the state sales tax on train locomotive fuel. Under state law, Kemp can suspend taxes as long as state lawmakers ratify the action the next time they meet.