Tag Archives: motor fuel tax

Supreme Court upholds use of local taxes on motor fuel

The Georgia Supreme Court says a lower court was correct in dismissing a lawsuit filed by several motor carriers against the state revenue department . . .

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Thanks to gas tax increase, state revenues growing strongly

State revenues are growing like gangbusters this fiscal year, in large part because of the increase enacted last year in the motor fuel excise tax . . .

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Motor fuel tax boosts state revenue growth

Thanks largely to a boost in the motor fuel tax, Georgia revenues grew by 8.7 percent during the first six months of the fiscal year . . .

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Transportation bill, in current form, falls short of funding estimate

The transportation tax bill will generate much less than $1 billion in new state revenues, according to the official fiscal note . . .

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AJC touts transportation poll that undermines its own survey

Georgia Transportation Alliance says its poll of Georgia voters shows majority support for a higher gas tax . . .

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Transportation bill gets first committee exposure, already being revised

The bill that would extensively revise the state’s transportation taxes is already undergoing changes less than a week after it was officially introduced . . .

Tags: alternative fuel vehicles , Jay Roberts , local governments , motor fuel tax , transportation funding

House proposal would revise motor fuel tax, levy fee on electric vehicles

The House leadership prepares to introduce a bill they say would raise $1 billion a year for transportation projects . . .

Tags: alternative vehicle tax , Jay Roberts , motor fuel tax , Nathan Deal , transportation funding

Deal maintains motor fuel tax at current level

Gov. Nathan Deal orders revenue department not to lower the state sales tax on gasoline, despite sharp decline in the retail prices of gas . . .

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Political Notes – Big news on the infrastructure front

Georgia moves ahead on several important transportation infrastructure projects . . .

Tags: DOT , Ga. 400 and 285 interchange , Harvard award , John Lewis , motor fuel tax , Savannah River dredging , state ports , transportation funding committee

Political Notes – Metro Atlanta’s population is growing more strongly

Metro Atlanta’s population grew more quickly last year, according to new estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission; DOT board member recommends an increase in the motor fuel tax . . .

Tags: ARC , Metro Atlanta population , motor fuel tax , Sam Wellborn