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Is transportation tax question biased?

June 27, 2012

Is transportation tax question biased?

Charles Oliver charlesoliver@daltoncitizen.com

“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 Legislature,” said Rep. Tom Dickson, R-Cohutta.

The secretary of state’s office did not immediately return telephone messages Monday and Tuesday.

WXIA-TV in Atlanta reported that the secretary of state’s office released a statement last week saying it had consulted regional commissions across the state about the language of the preamble.

But Mike Babb, chairman of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners, said it doesn’t appear the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission was consulted.

“I don’t recall being asked about a preamble. I’ve asked about this, and no one else recalls being asked. I’ve got one more person I want to talk to, but right now, it doesn’t seem like anyone at the Northwest commission was asked about it,” said Babb, who is also chairman of the regional commission.”

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