ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.
Deal signed an executive order freezing the gas tax at current levels, saving motorists nearly 1 cent from the next six months. Deal signed the order Friday.
The state gas tax had been set to rise .8 cents on July 1, as a result of a formula tied to fuel prices.
Deal says the state's economy has slowly improved with growing revenue and the unemployment rate decreasing. Deal says taxpayers in the state should not have to take on the "burden" of a gas tax right now.
Every six months, the Department of Revenue analyzes the previous half year's gas price and adjusts the state tax either up or down.
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