Senator Jeff Mullis introduced a bill in the Georgia Senate this week that he said would bring about sweeping changes in the way transportation projects are funded throughout the state. The bill would allow counties in Georgia to band together and pass a special local option sales tax for transportation funding.
The bill is raising serious questions with some local government leaders who are concerned that the bill would benefit larger counties and leave smaller counties paying the tab. Others are saying the bill would benefit larger metro areas more than rural counties in the state.
The bill also faces stiff oposition from the Republican leadership in the Georgia House. The house has it’s own transportation funding bill that would propose a state-wide tax to improve transportation.