Bravo! Georgia Governor Lifting Gas Tax - Who Will Follow?

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    Ga. Governor to Lift Gas Tax for Month
    Sep 02 12:28 PM US/Eastern


    By DICK PETTYS
    Associated Press Writer

    ATLANTA

    Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he will sign an executive order Friday that will exempt consumers from state motor fuel taxes through the end of September to "relieve some of the financial burden" in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    The order will remove the 7.5-cents-a-gallon tax and a 4 percent sales tax on gas, the governor said, and was set to begin at midnight.

    The move comes as gasoline in some parts of the country has risen well above $3 a gallon.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/02/D8CC7QPO5.html
     
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    Impressive if your state can afford it--Unfortunately this is a budget buster for some states and the revenue lost from gasoline tax will end up with services lost elsewhere like schools.
    good feel good move tho!
     
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    7.5 cents??? That's it?!? Holy crap im getting so hosed with the 30 cent tax in PA.
     

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