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Leave SPLOST funds alone

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Dougherty County Commission wants to replace the roof on the Northwest Library.  Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t oppose every expenditure, and this is one I have no issue with.  What is an issue is that commissioners want to use SPLOST funds earmarked for utility relocation.

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Flexibility Needed For Local SPLOSTs

By   /  February 6, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet This past summer, voters across Georgia went to the polls to answer the question if they would like to see an additional one percent sales tax on their purchases to fund transportation projects within their regions.  Much of the state turned out with a resounding answer of “no”.

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SPLOST Forums

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     There’s much debate about the proposed new transportation tax that Georgians will vote on July 31st.  According to the Chamber of Commerce, this regional tax will create more than $15,000 jobs, will have a $500 million economic impact on Southwest Georgia, and If it passes, the revenue generated in our area is [...]

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No Lee SPLOST

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Think of what would likely happen if Lee voted “NO” on SPLOST and all surrounding counties voted “YES” on theirs. Odds are that people would have a natural tendency to shop in Lee County since it would be in their own best interest. On big ticket items such as furniture and automobiles, the prudent [...]

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