The very simple fact that the Georgia Department of Transportation with $2.5B in revenue from various sources… that money will now be freed up. If T-SPLOST passes in all 12 regions, all of the regions will be funding their projects internally within each separate region. Therefore, the $2.5B that used to go to GDOT to
OVER THE YEARS Chatham County voters have developed a reputation for apathy in keeping with our general laid-back attitude. But there’s one thing we’re not apathetic about at all: For some reason voters here will happily crawl over broken glass to vote new taxes on themselves. I’ve never seen anything like it. Must be something
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
Sarah Fay Campbell of the Times-Herald, reports on the flaws of T-SPLOST across the state. They say there’s the question of its constitutionality and its appropriateness. It’s effect on other transportation funding sources. The pre-existing problems with the Georgia Department of Transportation. There’s also the constitutionality of the state treating different regions differently in terms
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.
From The Brunswick News, June 2, 2012 The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce is for it, but the Glynn County Republican Party is not. Now, the Glynn County Commission wants to make sure residents get the complete lowdown on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for transportation before voting to accept or reject it