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State GOP lawmakers prepared to consider an increase in gas tax

 Leaders in both the Georgia House and Senate have dropped broad hints that they're willing to consider what many Republicans viewed as unthinkable only a few years ago: an increase in the state's gasoline tax to produce the billions of dollars needed to address Georgia's woefully underfunded system of roads and bridges.

The increase would come by an act of the Legislature. There would be no repeat of the messy multiregion referendums that were attempted with the transportation sales tax vote in 2013 — which failed in all but a few areas of the state.


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