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Sales Tax No Way to Fund Transportation Projects

    I recently detailed several of the problems with the dozen separate Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referenda that will take place across the state on July 31 (Column, “Plenty of reasons to worry about transportation tax proposal,” July 8). This column adds to those original assertions.   Unlike the opposition of


Plenty of reasons to worry about transportation tax proposal

The General Assembly’s passage of the Transportation Investment Act in 2010 began the process that culminates in a statewide July 31 referendum on whether to impose yet another optional 1 percent sales tax, this time to be levied on a regional basis. Commonly termed TSPLOST, this proposed tax is entirely different from the local option

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