From the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle committed himself Monday to pushing for passage next year of transportation funding legislation that failed in the General Assembly this year.
Cagle endorsed a proposal championed by metro Atlanta business leaders to let Georgians vote by region whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent to pay for needed highway and transit projects.
The measure fell short of passage by just three votes in the Senate on the last day of this year’s session. Its defeat hurt Cagle’s standing in the business community because, as lieutenant governor, he presides over the Senate.