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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.