Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Georgia GOP leaders strike transportation deal

Georgia GOP leaders strike transportation deal

ATLANTA — Georgians voting in the 2012 presidential primary will be able to decide whether to increase the sales tax by one penny to pay for transportation projects, under a deal announced Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue and legislative leaders.

First-time jobless claims fall more than expected

First-time jobless claims fall more than expected

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest total in a month, a hopeful sign the job market may be improving.

Snow in Northeast tapers off, but government, schools stay closed

Snow in Northeast tapers off, but government, schools stay closed

PHILADELPHIA — The second of back-to-back blizzards that smothered the East Coast and eclipsed seasonal snowfall records with more than a month of winter remaining had tapered off by Thursday, although governments and schools remained closed to contend with the aftermath.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Pennsylvania shutting down Interstates

TRAFFIC ALERT: Pennsylvania shutting down Interstates

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With travel conditions worsening dramatically in southeast Pennsylvania, Gov. Edward G. Rendell said the non-toll portions of four interstates will close at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday.

January Class 8 sales edge up year-over-year, slip from December

January Class 8 sales edge up year-over-year, slip from December

Heavy duty truck sales ticked upward from a year ago to start the New Year, but a decline from the previous month marked the end of consecutive improvements dating to last summer.

AASHTO report on Recovery Act prompts call for jobs bill

AASHTO report on Recovery Act prompts call for jobs bill

WASHINGTON — As the Senate debates the merits of a jobs bill, a new report — “Projects and Paychecks: a One-Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” — finds that more than 280,000 jobs were created and more than 12,250 transportation projects are underway as a result of the jobs bill signed into law one year ago.

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