Jay Roberts hospitalized with chest pains

4:24 pm Mar. 23, 2015

Jay Roberts, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee who has been crucial in the launching of a $1 billion transportation funding bill, was hospitalized Monday with chest pains.

Roberts was hospitalized this morning and is

Some chart magic: House-Senate differences over H.B. 170 explained

3:42 pm Mar. 18, 2015

Our AJC colleagues Kristina Torres (content) and Isaac Sabetai (coding) have come up with this handy-dandy chart spelling out the current House and Senate differences on H.B. 170, the transportation funding bill. You’re welcome:


Gas tax
24 cents-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline and diesel
29.2 cents-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline

Annual “highway user impact fee” of $25 per passenger vehicle and $50 per truck or bus.$5 rental car feeUser fee for electric