Deal’s Appointment Another Reason To Consider “No” On T-SPLOST
Deal’s Appointment Another Reason To Consider “No” On T-SPLOST The Governor also makes this appointment at a time when voters are asked to approve billions of new tax dollars for transportation improvements via T-SPLOST referendums this month. Opponents of the measures are already citing a reluctance to give significant new money to a system rife
More Bribes from Governor’s Office?
McCranie asked about TSPLOST Posted by Cindy Eckles Friday, June 22. 2012 Dodge County News Online “Glass contacted The Dodge County News at press time and stated, “Minutes before the county commissioners meeting, I was handed a copy of an e-mail from Lowndes GOP Chairman where he accuses the Governor of offering to campaign for
Debate Over Transportation Tax on 11Alive
video11-Alive VideoSunday, June 17, 2012, 11Alive News Bob Ross, Transportation Leadership Coalition, discusses the cons of the projects list. David Stockert, CEO Post Properties, takes on the pro-tax side. Stockert is also Chairman of Citizens for Transportation Mobility, an affiliate with the Georgia Chambers of Commerce which also goes by the name of Untie Atlanta
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
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
Georgia’s obsession: Pouring concrete and asphalt
Based on the headline, you might think this is a pro-T-SPLOST piece. The content will surprise you. Lee Ballard. a Macon resident, blows the whistle on the lies being spread by Chambers of Commerce across the state to sell you on T-SPLOST. “It’s true, Georgia’s 40th (not 49th) place per capita spending, at $607, is
Deal’s support for T-SPLOST gets a “Flip-Flop” from PolitiFact
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.
These days, the governor drives Georgia road planning
On June 6, 2012, Joe Earle, Editor of the “Reporter Newspapers” provided this preface to the main article. “Dunwoody resident Bob Dallas writes an occasional column for Reporter Newspapers and www.ReporterNewspapers.net called “Dallas On Transportation” or “DOT.” Dallas headed the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety under former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He will answer questions about