OUR VIEW: Some relief at the gas pump

Published 11:30 am Saturday, March 26, 2022

If you look around LaGrange, you can find gas for under $4 a gallon for the first time in a few weeks. We realize that a few months ago, that wouldn’t have been a sentence worth celebrating, but right now it definitely is.

It helps that Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended the state’s gasoline tax. He also announced a gas tax refund this week, eligible to you as long as you’ve filed your tax return. Married couples filing together will receive $500, while single filers will receive $250. Single adults who head a household with dependents will receive $375.

We think that’s a great gesture from the governor, and we’re sure that it doesn’t hurt that it’s an election year.

However, the return doesn’t magically eliminate the high cost of fuel right now, which is something it appears we’re all going to be facing for at least a little longer. Maybe much longer. It’s hard to know.

We’d like to hear from our readers. Has the cost of gasoline changed your daily or weekly routine?

Do you do something completely different now that gas is as high as it is, or have you continued to live like normal? How low will prices have to go for you to feel like they aren’t an issue?

Feel free to email your responses to news@lagrangenews.com.