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Our Views: Road tax detour ahead
Legislators plan to help fund transportation has local leaders antsy: Will politics grab the wheel?
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Georgia’s ongoing transportation problems are a long and winding road, often clogged with ice, potholes, orange barrels and the nagging sense that it’s an issue that may never be fully resolved. Last week, state lawmakers unveiled their plan to raise $1 billion in transportation funds. The proposal would replace Georgia’s fuel sales taxes with an excise tax of 29.2 cents per gallon.