ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation ratifying a freeze in the state's gas tax that took effect July 1.
The bill had passed during a special session of the state Legislature last month.
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. Deal aides say it's saving motorists an estimated $40 million in taxes.
Deal also signed 47 pieces of local legislation dealing with individual elections districts, boards of education and county commissions.
Georgia General Assembly: www.legis.ga.gov
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Friday, August 22 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:35:35 GMT
An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports.More
Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day...More