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Governor Deal approves millions to supplement lost SPLOST funds in SWGA

Governor Deal signing legislation. (Source: WALB File) Governor Deal signing legislation. (Source: WALB File)
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Starting next month, Georgia will stop collecting SPLOST taxes on jet fuel at airports.

That change ensures the state is in line with federal tax laws and helps airports to maintain eligibility requirements for federal grants.

Governor Nathan Deal approved over $28 million in the amended Fiscal Year 2018 budget for 48 communities impacted by the change.

Eleven airports in Southwest Georgia made the list, including ones in Dougherty, Thomas, Tift and Lowndes counties.

The biggest chunk of that money, just under $27 million is earmarked for the Clayton County airport.

The grants are based on the remaining time and monthly average of each community's SPLOST funds.

Below is a full breakdown of the grant amounts by county:

Deal said those funds will be disbursed by the end of the month.

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