Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue
vowed Tuesday in Atlanta that he would not push to increase the
fuel tax to rescue the state from its financial woes, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Perdue made his comments
to business leaders at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast held
by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He told the crowd his administration
agenda was to focus on ethics, education and economic development,
and increasing the fuel tax would not help the state’s economic
However, the governor said
he was open to hearing arguments from supporters who contended a
tax increase was necessary to pay for transportation needs.