Fri., July 13, 2012 4:04pm (EDT)

Chambliss Weighs In On T-SPLOST
By Nicholas Lawrence
Updated: 2 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
US Senator Saxby Chambliss says that he is supporting the T-SPLOST.  (photo US Senate)
US Senator Saxby Chambliss says that he is supporting the T-SPLOST. (photo US Senate)
Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss says he's going to vote for a proposed transportation tax.

The Senator made his comments Friday at Atlanta's Center for Disease Control.

The tax, called TSPLOST, would raise prices by 1% on most everything you buy.

Chambliss says there aren't other funding options.

"We don't have the money in the Highway Trust Fund now to build new roads," Chambliss told reporters. "So, when folks go to the polls, if they don't have a better idea of how were going to fund the transportation needs for Georgia, then this is the best route to go right now."

Chambliss says, the tax would alleviate stress on infrastructure.

Opponents of the tax say, it's the largest tax increase in Georgia's history and would promote urban sprawl.

The tax will be voted on July 31st.