MOULTRIE, GA – A T-Splost project in Moultrie is sparking some controversy. It would restore the Spence Field runway to 10,000 feet, making it one of the longest in the state. The mayor says that would be inviting for cargo aircraft, but the owner of an aircraft company at the city’s municipal airport says the
A Letter To The Administrator By Bo Slack On July 31stthe voters in each designated transportation region will decide on whether or not to adopt the T-SPLOST referendum.After careful analysis and consideration based on the state wide public hearings and from reading the information provided by Traffictruth.net and Georgia Connect I have decided to vote
Monday, Dougherty County commissioners Gloria Gaines and Jack Stone let the public know, they are not in favor of the July 31st transportation tax referendum. “This is a sales tax for Christ’s sake and that means it is a regressive tax. That means it hit the bottom part of the economic ladder much harder than
T-SPLOST approval means lost money Albany Herald, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 KELLY AND BRYON GODWIN Bainbridge, GA Grocery taxes would go up to 4 percent on every dollar spent. In most counties, taxes of 8 percent would be applied and collected on utilities, general purchases and possibly in 2013 adding some services and Internet purchases.
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.