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In Atlanta, congestion could stall progress

...2014 legislative session to focus on Georgia's transportation needs estimated billions of dollars lost in gasoline...last summer estimated that "the full universe of transportation needs" in Georgia, including large road projects in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/atlanta-congestion-could-s
Bill hurts state's hotels

...is consumed. Simply put this is a new tax.I am not sure what data was used to develop this tax to address the transportation needs of the state of Georgia, but attacking one industry to fix transportation is just unfair.Word has it that the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-02/bill-hurts-states-hotels
Senate has yet to pass bill for one-time spending or take up road funding

...Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, said that money has nothing to do with road funding. The Department of Transportation needs a reliable funding stream, he said."We've got to have recurring money to take care of roads," and even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/senate-has-yet-pass-bill-one-
Tax to address aging roads goes into effect in July

...a Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding to identify ways to raise more money for Georgia's transportation needs, Deal said last week during a Columbia County post-legislative breakfast.The recommendations they drafted included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-12/tax-address-aging-roads-
Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...excise tax, dedicated constitutionally to state transportation needs. That plan sparked dissent from local government...Delta Airlines and UPS, to address the state's transportation needs. Experts warn the economic benefits of anticipated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-21/georgia-suffers-big-drop-fede
Georgia drivers pay $7.9 billion for bad roads, study finds

...40-day session.Lawmakers are under pressure from the state's business community and Gov. Nathan Deal to pay for transportation needs as less money comes from the federal government and motor fuel tax revenue drops because of more efficient cars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/georgia-drivers-pay-79-billio
Don't request more - spend less

...condition that half was returned to them in the form of lower property taxes.Georgia definitely has pressing transportation needs, but it's obvious the state's taxpayers aren't interested in writing the state government a blank check...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/dont-request-more-spe
Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

...Commerce President Sue Parr and CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon Director Thom Tuckey also will present "specific transportation needs" arising from the arrival of the U.S. Army Cyber Command at the meeting.Some delegation members won't be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/commissioner-discuss-giv
Senate lawmakers make big changes to Georgia transportation bill

...bill aimed at raising $1 billion for Georgia's transportation needs.A House version of the bill converted Georgia's...have backed taking some action on the state's transportation needs this session, with encouragement from the state's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-17/senate-lawmakers-make-big-chang
Ga. legislative deadline looms this week

...allow state takeover of "chronically failing" schools and a bill aimed at raising millions for the state's transportation needs.The transportation bill passed out of the House on Thursday and now goes to the Senate where members of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-08/ga-legislative-deadlines