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Gov. Deal plans to sign transportation bill

Governor Nathan Deal said he will sign the transportation funding bill that got final approval from lawmakers late Tuesday night, even though it doesn't reach the funding goal.

State leaders said they needed at least an extra billion dollars a year to pay for upkeep on the state's current roads and bridges.

The bill will provide an estimated 900-million.

It includes higher gas taxes and new annual fees on electric vehicles and heavy trucks.

It also ends tax credits for electric vehicle purchases or leases.

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