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New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...million toward criminal-justice reforms.Here's a list of the new laws most likely to affect Georgians.TRANSPORTATION FUNDING: The sales tax on gasoline is converted to a per-gallon basis and raised 6 cents per gallon. The law imposes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
In Atlanta, congestion could stall progress

...north of Atlanta is at the intersection of busy Interstate 285 and Georgia 400. "It's already happening."Transportation funding dominated the latest legislative session, with lawmakers ultimately approving a $900 million package. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/atlanta-congestion-could-s
Georgia seeks 2016 primary payoff

...this state. It's a big employer, both at the state's bases and at contractors like Lockheed-Marietta.Transportation funding could be an issue now that the legislature's debate and passage of a gasoline-tax increase has raise awareness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-31/georgia-seeks-2016-primary-payo
Transportation funding critics getting noticed, not heard

ATLANTA - Critics of a $1 billion transportation funding bill didn't get to testify Thursday at the first House hearing on the proposal, but they are getting noticed.House Transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/transportation-funding-critic
Governor says he will sign transportation funding proposal

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that he will sign a transportation funding bill expected to raise $900 million for the state's infrastructure needs through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-01/governor-says-he-will-sign-transpor
Georgia lawmaker lashes out at transportation funding bill critics

ATLANTA -- Critics of a $1 billion transportation-funding bill didn't get to testify Thursday during the first House hearing on the proposal, but they are getting noticed.House Transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-05/ga-lawmaker-lashes-out-t
Poll: Most don't favor road-funding plan

...voters oppose the House's transportation-funding plan than favor it, according...year's budget as part of its transportation-funding plan.When voters were...approach to pushing any bill on transportation funding and instead emphasize the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/poll-most-dont-favor-roa
Ga. Senate passes spending plan

...Friday but narrowly passed its version of a transportation funding bill.Both will now head to conference committees...reason all of the Senate Democrats opposed the transportation-funding bill. They object to earmarking $250 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/ga-senate-passes-spendin
New Georgia road-funding bill signed

...Gov. Nathan Deal hailed a transportation-funding bill as having a broad effect...An earlier attempt to get transportation funding resulted in a statewide referendum...metro Atlanta need more transportation funding but was disappointed state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-04/new-georgia-road-funding
Report: impact of hotel tax hardest outside Atlanta

...to add a tax of $5 per night to vacation and business travelers to raise money for road repairs as part of a transportation-funding bill passed during this year's legislative session. The lodging tax was added as a substitute for a proposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-28/report-impact-hotel-tax-ha