Tag Archives: Ray LaHood

If you want better highways, you’ll have to pay for them

It’s a basic fact of governance: to provide the services your constituents expect, you have to levy taxes to pay for these services. Will Georgia’s lawmakers be able to do that? . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: highway construction , Jay Roberts , Keith Golden , public-private projects , Ray LaHood , taxes

Transportation study committee hears call for a tax increase

Former transportation secretary Ray LaHood warns that Georgia will get “out-competed” by other states if it doesn’t raise money to upgrade its infrastructure . . .

Tags: DOT , Jay Roberts , Keith Golden , legislative study committee , motor fuel tax increase , Ray LaHood , Steve Gooch , transportation infrastructure

Political Notes – Georgia Republicans support ‘No budget, no pay’

The Republican members of Georgia’s congressional delegation vote for the “No budget, no pay” bill that passed the House this week . . .

Tags: Democratic Party of Georgia , federal debt ceiling , Georgia congressional delegation , GMA , Mike Berlon , Ray LaHood

LaHood, Deal, Reed visit the port, but fighting continues in S.C.

Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are the hosts for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s visit to the Savannah port; will federal funding result? . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Georgia Ports , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Ray LaHood , Savannah River dredging

Political Notes — Georgia gets federal loan for toll project

Georgia gets a much-needed federal highway loan that will enable the Northwest Corridor toll lane project to stay on track . . .

Tags: Cherokee County , Cobb County , David Ralston , Kasim Reed , Medical Association of Georgia , Nathan Deal , Northwest Corridor , Ray LaHood , toll lanes , Vance Smith , water supply committee