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New transportation bill could raise gas prices

Mitchell County administrator Clark Harrell Mitchell County administrator Clark Harrell
Many local governments are waiting to see the changes that have been made to a new transportation funding bill recently introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives.

The amended plan now would allow counties to charge up to six cents per gallon on top of the state's 29.2 cents per gallon tax.

Mitchell County administrator Clark Harrell says the Association of County Commissioners are still reviewing the proposed changes, but either way it looks like gas prices in Georgia are going to go up as a result.

"In the current form of the last version that I read, it would affect gas process per gallon at the pumps across the state," said Harrell.

Harrell says there's a lot of confusion about this bill and that is why it has gained a lot of attention across the state.

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