Republican leaders in the Georgia House have unveiled a plan they say funnels $1 billion toward the state’s transportation needs.
The strategy announced Wednesday includes eliminating a fuel sales tax. That money would be replaced by a dedicated excise tax of 29.2 cents per gallon.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says creating better transportation options in metro Atlanta would help reduce income inequality.
The Democrat said Friday that building transit and infrastructure projects helps make sure people can have access to high-wage jobs wherever they live.
State lawmakers may be ready to put new limits on the use of "no-knock" warrants after an infant was severely burned by a flash grenade during an overnight raid by law officers last May in north Georgia.