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Part 2: Statewide, grassroots group opposes funding proposal

From the Times- Herald, June 10, 2012

By Sarah Fay Campbell

(Editor’s note: This is the second package of articles in a two-day series looking at the TSPLOST proposal to be voted on on July 31.)

The statewide vote on regional transportation sales taxes is less than two month away, and a statewide, grassroots organization has formed to oppose the tax — and counter the pro-tax information being disseminated.

“Another tax won’t help your traffic jam” is the tag line of the Transportation Leadership Coalition.

“We’re up against at least an $8 million campaign,” Bartlett said. And one of the advertising agencies working on the pro-TSPLOST campaign is the same one that came up with the “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” advertising campaign.

“So we’re up against some pretty PR-savvy folks,” Bartlett said.

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