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T-SPLOST critics consider legal action

T-SPLOST critics consider legal action By Walter C. Jones Morris News Service, June 27, 2012 ATLANTA – Opponents of raising the sales tax for transportation say they’re considering a legal challenge to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s wording on next month’s ballot question. The Transportation Leadership Coalition, a collection of tea-party groups, argues that Kemp


T-SPLOST approval means lost money

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.


The Quickest, Least Expensive Way to Cut Traffic Congestion

Here’s the quickest, least expensive way to cut traffic congestion by Don McKee Columnist June 25, 2012 The TSPLOST/TIA will not do much to unclog traffic anytime soon, if ever. That’s clear despite claims by supporters of the tax plan. The focus is on moving people instead of riding the technology wave in our changing


TSPLOST opponents raise concerns about ballot ‘preamble’

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


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


Activists organize new campaign against GA 400 toll

The correlations between GA 400 tolls and TSPLOST are rich and truly foreshadow the ramifications putting a lot of money into the hands of GDOT and other unelected officials. (11Alive’s “research” about % traffic increased when the tolls come down is unsubstantiated.)


Peach Pundit Calls out Team behind Tax Scam

Did I Say 500? I Meant Zero. Sorry. June 26, 2012 12:20 pm by Mike Hassinger “I have received a demand for a retraction of my post “500 Good Reasons To Trust The T-SPLOST,” because somebody thought I had implied that Citizens For Transportation Mobility was not disclosing what they are spending on their efforts


TSPLOST – Just the Facts in 10 Minutes

In 10 short minutes, you’ll learn all you need to know about the proposed 1% increase in your sales tax on everything you buy including food and prescription drugs. The tax increase is known as TSPLOST and will be on the ballot as Referendum 1 on July 31st.


T-SPLOST Debated in Monticello, Jasper County GA

T-SPLOST is Debated Kathy Mudd Thu, Jun 21, 2012 “Jim Cole and Debbie Dooley squared off in a debate on the upcoming vote on a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) last Thursday evening in the Jasper County Courthouse. Mr. Cole is the former state representative for Jasper and other counties, and currently

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