Georgians have been enjoying lower prices at the pump for months after Gov. Brian Kemp suspended the gas tax, but that may be changing this week.
Kemp first ordered the suspension back in September, declaring that high prices and uncertain economic conditions were causing a state of emergency in Georgia. He has since extended that suspension twice.
Under the law, Georgia’s governor can suspend the collection of taxes during an emergency as long as state lawmakers approve it the next time they meet. That next session had been scheduled for Jan. 8, but will now be Nov. 29. That’s when Kemp called a special session to redraw Georgia’s congressional and state legislative districts after a federal judge ruled some districts illegally diluted the voting power of Black people.