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Ga. Senate passes transportation bill, but at less than $1 billion funding goal
Amended bill lowers excise tax, excludes transit
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The Georgia Senate passed a transportation bill Friday afternoon that would generate somewhere near $800 million in funding for roads, bridges and other transportation projects. The Senate bill converts Georgia’s mix of gasoline sales taxes to a 24-cent per gallon excise tax, down from the 29.2 cent mark previously approved by the House. The Senate version passed 29-25.