In Georgia, the motor fuel tax is almost sacred ground. The tax has been
unchanged for decades, and under the state constitution, money from the tax can
only be used on roads.
However, that will all change if state Sen. Liane Levetan, D-DeKalb,
gets her way.
Levetan wants to change the constitution, raise the tax up to 5 cents
above its current level and direct the money to alternative and mass transit,
including sidewalks, buses, passenger trains and other measures, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported July 24.
At the point, the idea is strictly a proposal.
The General Assembly has already closed its session for the year, and no bills
can be acted on until legislators return for the new session in January.