Thu., August 9, 2012 6:45pm
A new state revenue analysis suggests a rebounding Georgia economy where consumers still spend conservatively.
Fri., September 23, 2011 8:43am
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation ratifying a freeze in the state's gas tax that took effect July 1. Deal had issued an executive order in June halting an automatic increase linked to rising fuel prices, but he needed lawmakers to also sign off. The state gas tax had been set to rise 1.6 cents a gallon, as a result of a formula. It stayed instead at 12.9 cents a gallon, rather than rising to 14.5 cents a gallon.
Tue., August 23, 2011 5:37pm
The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax. Senate lawmakers voted 50-0 to support the suspension, which took effect July 1. Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order in June halting an automatic increase linked to rising fuel prices, but lawmakers needed to sign off on the action.
Fri., August 19, 2011 2:41pm
The state House Thursday ratified Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to temporarily suspend a 1.6-cent state gas tax increase.
Thu., August 18, 2011 8:38am
The redistricting special session continues Thursday for lawmakers at the state Capitol, with both the House and Senate chambers set for votes on the new maps. Lawmakers will also decide whether to give their approval to Governor Nathan Deal’s decision to block an increase in the state’s gas tax.
Thu., August 11, 2011 3:37pm
Gov. Nathan Deal wants legislators to ratify his decision to temporarily suspend state gas tax increases. It would be part of the special session.
Sat., June 25, 2011 7:10am
Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing a tax hike that would have kicked in July 1. Deal signed an executive order freezing the gas tax at current levels. Aides say it will save motorists an estimated $40 million in taxes.
Wed., April 27, 2011 3:54pm
The state gas tax will go up Sunday unless Gov. Nathan Deal waives the increase. Deal says he knows high gas prices are causing hardships but has no plans to freeze it.