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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 25, 2014
WHERE ARE GEORGIA’S TRANSPORTATION NEEDS?

Georgia is the 4th largest state, with nearly 10 million people and growing. As concentrated as part of the state is around Atlanta and as spread out as the rest of the state is, it is little wonder that there is a long list of transportation needs that grows larger as the state grows and the projects become more expensive as inflation increases the costs year after year. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 15, 2014
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
A Joint House-Senate Study Committee began work last week on transportation needs of the state and how those needs may be met in the coming years. The Transportation SPLOST referendum of 2012 passed in only three Regional Development Commission Districts two years ago but one of those districts includes counties in the Fourth Senatorial District. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 11, 2014
JULY REVENUES START YEAR WITH 5.5% GAIN

July is not a “high” revenue month, not in the category of December, April and some others, but as the first month in the fiscal year, it is important to get the year off to a good start. I can remember in 2008, when the last six months of the previous fiscal year slid precipitously, how July of that year with its’ serious drop from the previous year, caused state leaders to withhold virtually all new spending that would have gone into effect as the fiscal year began. (More)

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