We leave you this evening with the GOP transportation funding bill hanging in both the Senate and the House.
A deal has been struck, and Republicans in the Senate are confident of passage. Confidence is less high in the House, where we hear that 20 or so Republicans will refuse to vote – and Democrats have been hesitant to vote on a measure that, they say, will do too little to help MARTA.
One interesting tidbit we’ve heard: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been working the Fulton and DeKalb county delegations hard to persuade them to vote for the bill. Working against him is state Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), who served as campaign manager for Lisa Borders in last year’s mayoral election.
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