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Georgia's top leaders unite behind need for new transportation revenue

Georgia's three most powerful state politicians sent a clear signal Tuesday that they will put their clout behind a growing effort to raise new revenue for transportation that could lead to increased taxes or new fees to fund infrastructure projects.

What's lacking is a consensus on how to raise the new funding.

Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle all voiced their support for raising funds to maintain and expand the state's system of roads and rails, an endeavor that one state report said would require at least $1 billion in new funds each year.

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