Savannah's Chatham County is gearing up for a sales tax vote. But unlike in previous years, its prospects aren't certain. Last year's failed T-SPLOST referendum in the coastal region is energizing anti-tax forces.
Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill letting Macon and Bibb County voters decide whether to merge their governments. Athens, Augusta and Columbus already have unified. That could leave Savannah as one of the few mid-sized Georgia cities with separate city and county governments.