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Georgia Senate backs lower taxes, more fees for transportation plan

Senate leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to raise nearly $1 billion for transportation improvements statewide, rejecting the House's proposal and proposing instead a lower gas tax at the pump and more user fees.

The new proposal is nothing if not a work in progress, however, and will likely stay intact only a matter of days. That's because while the chamber's Transportation Committee quickly passed it Tuesday, Chairman Tommie Williams indicated he would consider changes to House Bill 170 as it moves toward a floor vote as soon as Friday.

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