A compromise plan on transportation funding in Georgia is expected to receive a thumbs down from the state Senate.
Jeff Mullis, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee who represents Chattooga, Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties, said his chamber would vote to disagree with the new House-sponsored plan when it comes up on Thursday.
The Senate and the House are pushing competing plans that would allow voters to approve a one-cent sales tax hike to fund infrastructure projects. The Senate is pushing a regional approach while the House favors a statewide solution.
The new version tries to merge thee two ideas – allowing counties to band together to levy a one-percent sales tax if a 2010 constitutional amendment for a statewide transportation sales tax hike fails.