The Georgia House of Representatives approved changes Thursday to the state’s budget, adding about $1 billion in spending through the middle of 2016.
Three-fourths of that additional money is for transportation projects. It comes from new taxes on gas and hotel stays.
The mid-year budget changes also include an extra $91 million for public health care programs and about $100 million for education.
The adjustments passed the House without any “no” votes, and they are expected to move quickly through the Senate.
Legislators will take up the budget for the coming fiscal year later in this year’s General Assembly session.