TSPLOST opponents raise concerns about ballot ‘preamble’ Opponents of the regional transportation sales tax are raising concerns about the “preamble” placed on ballots for the July 31 primary. The actual language of the ballot question is laid out in the state law that created the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax — the Transportation
Forum: Westmoreland, Flanegan take different stances on TSPLOST By W. WINSTON SKINNER firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and Chip Flanegan, one of his Republican challengers, highlighted their positions at a Saturday forum — including sharp differences on the upcoming TSPLOST vote. “I didn’t really come here to talk about TSPLOST,” Westmoreland said at the forum
From the Times- Herald, June 10, 2012 By Sarah Fay Campbell (Editor’s note: This is the second package of articles in a two-day series looking at the TSPLOST proposal to be voted on on July 31.) The statewide vote on regional transportation sales taxes is less than two month away, and a statewide, grassroots organization
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.