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Biggest House Bill of session headed to the floor this week

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

State Representative Darrel Ealum said the biggest House Bill of this session should be on the floor this week.

Ealum expects the transportation bill to be on the floor by Monday or Tuesday.

House Bill 170 has created conversation as state lawmakers decide how to make up nearly 1 billion dollars in funding.

The goal is to improve roads and bridges throughout the state.

State Representative Darrel Ealum says the biggest House Bill of this session should be on the floor this week.

“House bill 170, that's exactly what it's doing. It's addressing this major shortfall in infrastructure and also looking at expanding transportation,” said Darrel Ealum, State Representative.

Higher gas prices and property taxes are two ways lawmakers have discussed making up that money.

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