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More T-SPLOST games

More T-SPLOST games By Terry Garlock Sunday morning provides a number of TV choices for political updates. One of those is The Georgia Gang, a roundtable discussion of local issues among four regulars, two conservatives and two liberals. As you might predict, T-SPLOST is an escalating topic on this show as the July 31 vote


On T-SPLOST, Fayette Chamber outed as tax-and-spend liberals

On T-SPLOST, Fayette Chamber outed as tax-and-spend liberals By Randy Drake Why is a T-SPLOST even necessary? Governments ask constituents to give them additional money because they’ve failed to properly allocate the money they already collect. Part of the government’s mandate is to provide adequate infrastructure for its citizens. It has failed to do so,


T-SPLOST fail: Man life boats, abandon ship

T-SPLOST fail: Man life boats, abandon ship By Bob Ross The government’s own projections show that your $8.5 billion won’t change your commute all that much, that $2.8 billion of transit projects will only be partially funded, and no one can explain where massive transit subsidies will come from when the 10-year tax ends. No


Video: Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Adjunct Scholar Baruch Feigenbaum, author of the “Getting Georgia Moving” study, discusses the T-SPLOST focusing on the metro Atlanta region. Download the complementary powerpoint presentation here: http://www.georgiapolicy.org/pub/transportation/TSPLOSTPPT.ppt Sections of note: Minute 14:40 – The most we should be funding transit is 25% to 33%, not 52% Minute 15:00 – Least dense area over 3M people


T-SPLOST advocates should be panicking right about now

The results of the Georgia Pundit online survey are in: “More than 78% of respondents in our online survey indicated that they will vote against the T-SPLOST on July 31st. While this is not by any means a random-sample, the heavy skewing of our readership toward conservative and Republican activists mean it has value for


T-SPLOST vote comes down to time vs. money

Kyle Wingfield of the AJC put some perspective around the urgency message by the T-SPLOST advocates: “The fear factor may be the campaign’s most persuasive argument. Forecasts of how much congestion will ease if the projects are built are fine, but it’s hard to know how reliable they are. Or how much congestion will improve


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

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