The transportation spending bill at last will take the fast lane to the House floor, following a few more roadside repairs to gain support of local government groups.

After the Transportation Committee on Monday approved the legislation for a second time, the full House likely will consider the proposal Wednesday. House leaders say the bill would increase transportation funding by around $1 billion a year by creating a single 29.2-cent per gallon state fuel excise tax.

The committee first approved the bill Feb. 19, but it was sent back for revisions to meet objections raised by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia School Boards Association. The legislation was also roadblocked by last week’s icy weather. 

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