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The Senate and House Transportation Bills: A Comparison

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Tuesday the Georgia Senate took a crack at H.B. 170, the Transportation bill passed by the House, and made significant changes.

The most obvious difference - the Senate proposes a 24 cent per gallon excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. The House wants more: 29.2 cents tax on gasoline.

The Senate also added some items to the bill such as requiring a $250 million annual payment toward debt from the state’s Department of Transportation and eliminating the sales tax holiday.

“Lawmakers” panelist Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and his content and tech team members Kristina Torres and Isaac Sabetai created an easy to follow table comparison that outlines the differences and what remains the same.

You can find the table here. Take a look at it and tell us what you think.