House floor debut of transportation funding bill delayed

6:00 am Feb. 20, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9 a.m. and the House at 10 a.m. today.

In the House, what’s most notable might be what is not on the calendar. The transportation bill, H.B. 170, was voted out of the Transportation Committee on Wednesday afternoon and was expected to come to the full House for a vote today.

But it did not make the list of bills up for debate, which suggests that

The fiscal note for H.B. 170? Your copy is here

9:30 pm Feb. 17, 2015

Our AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin has snagged the fiscal note attached to H.B. 170, the transportation funding bill now under consideration by the House. His verdict:

Legislation proposed in the state House to boost transportation funding would fall short of its goal by nearly $125 million in its first year, according to a copy of an official state estimate obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The estimate, however, shows that by