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T-SPLOST critics consider legal action

T-SPLOST critics consider legal action

By Walter C. Jones Morris News Service, June 27, 2012

ATLANTA – Opponents of raising the sales tax for transportation say they’re considering a legal challenge to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s wording on next month’s ballot question.

The Transportation Leadership Coalition, a collection of tea-party groups, argues that Kemp should not have consulted with the regional roundtables of local elected officials on the wording of a “preamble” before the actual question since they picked the projects and have a vested interest in passage of the tax.

Conservative blogger Bill Simon of Political Vine went so far as to accuse Kemp of violating the law by not consulting with the attorney general and the Legislature’s legal counsel on the wording. Attorney General Sam Olens’ spokeswoman said Wednesday that he was not involved in the drafting.

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