Compared to other states, Georgia's motor fuel tax is very low, so the same cases for a higher gas tax can be made in the state. But local politics have stymied any potential increase, so both the current and previous governors decided that taking on more debt to build better roads was easier than raising taxes. But recent developments, including a new law that allows the governor to decide which roads will be built or upgraded with the gas tax money, mean that another American experiment in raising gas taxes to build better roads might get underway. Maybe.
[Source: Savannah Now | Image of Atlanta: kla4067 - C.C. License 2.0]