- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - A proposal to raise the sales tax supporting MARTA has been trimmed back to the existing 1 percent.

House lawmakers voted to cut that tax rate back down to 1 percent, and the Senate approved the reduction Thursday. Senate Democrats earlier sought to raise the sales tax rate supporting the metro Atlanta transit system to 1.5 percent.

The legislation now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

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