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Want a Say in How Atlanta Spends Its Money? City Council Wants to Hear From You.

Your AM Rundown: Plus, why you might see lower gas prices this Memorial Day weekend.

The Atlanta City Council released a video asking residents to submit their questions, feedback, and concerns about the fiscal 2023 budget. (Prince Williams/Getty Images)

Top of the morning! The three-day weekend is here.

Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. 

Here’s what to know for today: 

  • The proposed Atlanta city budget will determine where your tax dollars go. Have questions or concerns? Want to learn more about making sure your voice is heard? City Council leaders released a video encouraging residents to submit their feedback and general inquiries about the proposed fiscal year 2023 budget. This video shows you how. 
  • And just like that, the gas tax has been extended. In an effort to combat a spike in local fuel costs in the past month, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the suspension will remain in effect until July 14. Need a refresher on the gas tax suspension? Read our explainer.
  • Remember that whole bringing public transit to the Atlanta BeltLine idea? Well, officials say it’s still happening despite delays.
  • Do you have more savings than a 5-year-old? A new program is putting $50 into accounts for every kindergarten student in Atlanta Public Schools. The Child Savings Account initiative came about in an effort to help boost financial literacy. The funds can’t be accessed until the student finishes high school.

ICYMI: During her Primary Day victory speech, U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-6th, delivered a powerful and personal message in response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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