“Not only does the bill result in an immediate gas tax hike, it gives local governments free rein to raise local gas taxes in the future. The total tax on gasoline in Georgia could range as high as 53.6 cents per gallon, well above the U.S. average of 48.29 cents per gallon. If implemented, H.B. 170 could make gasoline sold in Georgia, the 9th highest taxed gasoline in the nation. Indexing the gas tax to inflation would make it worse.
“ATR urges the legislature to revisit its transportation spending priorities and reject all gas tax hikes on consumers,” the website says.
InsiderAdvantage has found that 44 Georgia state lawmakers have signed the organization’s “no tax hike” pledge, which makes it dicey for them to support H.B. 170 in its current form.
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