Lawmaker wants Georgia to have more control of Atlanta airport

Sen. Burt Jones confers with colleagues on the floor. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

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Sen. Burt Jones confers with colleagues on the floor. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Credit: Greg Bluestein

Credit: Greg Bluestein

After a few weeks of public discussion, a Butts County Republican this week filed a bill that would give the state more control of Atlanta's airport.

State Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson, said he believes representatives from across Georgia should have input on how Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, since it services not just the city, but the state and region.

More than 30 senators from both parties have put their support behind the measure, Senate Bill 379.

Get the full story at myAJC.com, including details about the bill's opposition.

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The January 26, 2018 edition of Georgia Legislative Week in Review with Mark Neisse, Maya Prabhu and the Phrase of the Week by James Salzer. Video by Erica A. Hernandez/AJC STAFF

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