By Alan: January 28, 2015 - 6:45pm.

By TOM CRAWFORD | Published: JANUARY 28, 2015

The long-awaited bill to raise additional money for state transportation projects is finally going to be introduced Thursday – and it’s a measure that would revise the excise tax on gasoline, levy a new tax on electric vehicles, and shift sales tax revenues now collected at the local level to the state.
House leaders said Wednesday that their bill – a draft of it has not been released yet – would raise an estimated $1 billion a year to build roads, repair bridges, and finance some transit projects.

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By Alan: January 28, 2015 - 6:43pm.

By Rep. Alan Powell

Last week, I joined my colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to begin the important task of reviewing the annual state budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, as well as the amended budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

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By Alan: January 22, 2015 - 5:33am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

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By Alan: March 25, 2014 - 7:10pm.

By Rep. Alan Powell

The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end late in the evening on March 20. During the session’s final week, the House of Representatives and Senate completed work on the state budget for fiscal year 2015 and took action on a number of key issues but were unable to agree on some major legislation.

In the coming weeks, I will provide a comprehensive wrap-up of actions taken during this year’s session. This week’s report includes the major legislation passed during the final two days of the session:

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By Alan: March 19, 2014 - 5:40am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly will come to an end Thursday, March 20. While a vote on the $20.8 billion state budget for fiscal year 2015 was scheduled for Tuesday, a number of other major issues remain unsettled going into the 40th and final legislative day of the session.

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