Prominent Gwinnett Columnist Opposes TSPLOST
SPEAK OUT: Prominent Gwinnett Columnist Opposes TSPLOST Brack denounces the proposed 1 percent sales tax in his latest newsletter. June 22, 2012 “The TSPLOST vote that will go before voters in Gwinnett and other areas on July 31 has gained a powerful opponent: Gwinnett columnist and publisher Elliott Brack.” Read the article: Click Here
Video: Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Adjunct Scholar Baruch Feigenbaum, author of the “Getting Georgia Moving” study, discusses the T-SPLOST focusing on the metro Atlanta region. Download the complementary powerpoint presentation here: http://www.georgiapolicy.org/pub/transportation/TSPLOSTPPT.ppt Sections of note: Minute 14:40 – The most we should be funding transit is 25% to 33%, not 52% Minute 15:00 – Least dense area over 3M people
What Are the TSPLOST Advocates Trying to Hide?
As the battle heats up, tax proponents are trying to control the conversation and sway votes with mis-information. From Mike Lowry’s blog post on the Canton-Sixes Patch, June 13, 2012 Why do you suppose they don’t want anyone talking about it? Over the weekend I received an email from an associate showing that the Untie
Tax Proponents on Defense in Advance of T-SPLOST Vote
Defensive Maneuvers In Advance Of T-SPLOST Vote June 12, 2012 13:00 pm Today’s Courier Herald Column: “When politicians want to make news, it’s generally done via Sunday news programs or Monday morning press conferences. It’s a not so subtle way of attempting to control the news flow for the week. Conversely, when they prefer not
Deal stopped gasoline tax hike but favors of 1% sales tax increase?
This editorial in Dalton’s “The Daily Citizen” asks a great question. If Governor Deal can sign an executive order to stop a modest gas tax increase from 12.1 to 12.9 cents (for the second time in one year), then why would he advocate to raise everyone’s tax with T-SPLOST? “…if a small increase in
T-SPLOST advocates should be panicking right about now
The results of the Georgia Pundit online survey are in: “More than 78% of respondents in our online survey indicated that they will vote against the T-SPLOST on July 31st. While this is not by any means a random-sample, the heavy skewing of our readership toward conservative and Republican activists mean it has value for
T-SPLOST vote comes down to time vs. money
Kyle Wingfield of the AJC put some perspective around the urgency message by the T-SPLOST advocates: “The fear factor may be the campaign’s most persuasive argument. Forecasts of how much congestion will ease if the projects are built are fine, but it’s hard to know how reliable they are. Or how much congestion will improve
Q & A on Northwest Corridor project with Gov Deal
If Governor Deal is against public – private partnerships, which Senator Saxby Chambliss also says he is against, then why are both of them proponents of TIA/T-SPLOST? Q. Any possible pitfalls that might hang this project up? A. We hope not. Obviously we determined that the original (public-private partnership) concept was not something that I
Elected Officials Don’t Want to be Bothered with Facts
While not in our state, it appears the transit and light rail issue is plaguing more than just Atlanta and Georgia. See what’s happening in our neighbor state North Carolina. “We at the John Locke Foundation have been concerned that the transit discussions in the Triangle have been dominated by misleading, distorted, and incomplete information.
Politics Trumps Reducing Traffic Congestion
The Atlanta Transportation Tax: Too Much for Too Little June 5, 2012 By Wendell Cox “The measure is highly tilted towards transit spending. Sadly, this would do virtually nothing to reduce Atlanta’s traffic or its travel times.” “…less than five percent of work trip travel is by transit, the tax measure devotes more than 50