Tag Archives: transportation funding

With no votes to spare, Senate passes transportation bill

The massive transportation tax bill escapes the Senate with a bare majority of the upper chamber’s votes; the House and Senate will now have to hammer out a compromise . . .

Tags: rebellious Republicans , state senate , transportation funding

Senate rolls out its own version of transportation tax bill

The Senate unveils a new and much-revised version of a transportation tax bill . . .

Tags: senate , Steve Gooch , Tommie Williams , transportation funding

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

Will the legislature be able to come up with more funding for transportation?

Considering the aversion the majority party has towards any kind of tax increase, it’s hard to believe the Legislature will be able to pass a transportation funding bill this session . . .

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Deal renews call for road funding, without specifying how

Gov. Deal talks about transportation funding, education, inmate supervision, and medical marijuana in his annual “State of the State” address . . .

Tags: Education , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal , State of the State , transportation funding

Ralston offers no clues on how new roads will be funded

House Speaker David Ralston agrees that more money is needed for transportation spending, but didn’t express a preference for how the funding should be generated . . .

Tags: David Ralston , transportation funding

On transportation, nothing is ‘off the table’ – but what, exactly, is ‘on the table’?

Legislators and top state officials meet in Athens, but offer no hints on what they’ll recommend to raise money for transportation improvements . . .

Tags: Jay Roberts , Nathan Deal , Steve Gooch , Steve Henson , tax increase , transportation funding

Transportation funding committee nears the end of its road

The legislative study committee looking at transportation funding needs will be producing its final recommendations soon — will they include some sort of tax increase? . . .

Tags: Edward Lindsey , Fran Millar , Jay Roberts , study committee , tax increase , transportation funding

Political Notes — Searching for Plan B on highway funding

A legislative committee appointed to come up with ideas for funding highway projects holds its first meeting Tuesday; Georgia’s wine industry gets a boost . . .

Tags: AVA , Jay Roberts , legislative committee , Paul Crawley , Plan B , Steve Gooch , transportation funding , wine industry