Catoosa County leaders speak out against TSPLOST By Dennis Norwood Under the TSPLOST plan, Catoosa is included in the 15-county northwest Georgia region. There are 12 regions across Georgia. The northwest Georgia region includes Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield. If a majority of voters
Friends, The test of true leadership is the trust and respect it inspires. The Regional Transportation Referendum, T-SPLOST, to be decided on July 31st does not past this test. Those we elected to lead lacked the courage to devise a fair and cost effective funding mechanism for state transportation projects. Rather, like a salesman who
June 27, 2012 Is transportation tax question biased? Charles Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org “But the law doesn’t mention a preamble. So where does that language come from? “I have spoken to our legislative council, and he told me it was his understanding that the secretary of state’s office added the preamble. It wasn’t something done by the
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
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
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
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.
From AJC, Friday, June 8, 2012 “The Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform has become a major player in Republican Party politics with its Taxpayer Protection Pledge. More than half the members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the pledge. Nearly half the U.S. Senate has signed it. Nearly all the signers are Republicans.
STATE T-SPLOST IT’S THE WRONG TAX AT THE WRONG TIME CHASING THE WRONG SOLUTION THE WRONG TAX It is the wrong tax for several reasons. It is increasing most communities’ sales tax from 7% to 8%. Atlanta could go to 9%. When you couple this with a state income tax of 6% the