According to the Banner-Herald,
State lawmakers worked for months to cobble together a plan to allow local governments to levy a 1-cent sales tax for transportation projects to ease the state's congested roads. It passed in the House but fell three votes short of the needed two-thirds majority in the Senate.It's not saying much, but at least it was close. This legislation should have happened ten years ago. We will just have to re-double our efforts for next year.
On the bright side, the Legislature did ensure our continuing safety in the menacing, kill-or-be-killed world of bus riding in Athens-Clarke County:
Lawmakers [did vote] to allow Georgians with concealed weapons permits [to] carry their guns on public transportation.We're so glad they're looking out for our best interests.