Wed., March 7, 2012 4:29pm
Super Tuesday gave Georgia voters in select counties an opportunity to vote for or against a 1% sales tax. Proceeds from the tax increase would extend or increase county and municipal SPLOST projects.
Mon., March 5, 2012 4:00am
Voters in 34 Georgia communities will decide penny sales taxes on Tuesday. Revenues collected from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes would fund a wide variety of local projects. In Atlanta, city voters have the option to approve a potential three-quarters of a billion-dollar tax for water and sewer maintenance.
Mon., January 16, 2012 8:32am
A new emergency radio system is at the top of a wish list for Macon politicians seeking what projects will be funded by the special purpose local option sales tax.
Wed., November 9, 2011 7:22am
Three of the state's four legislative special elections Tuesday are headed to a runoff, with no candidate in those districts getting a majority of the votes needed to win. Meanwhile, Valdosta voters decided not to merge their school system with the county, and Bibb voters passed their SPLOST.
Thu., September 1, 2011 12:00pm
Private construction remains relatively weak compared with publicly-financed projects right now. And Savannah's Chatham County wants businesses to know just how to ask for the work. County officials this week held a workshop for builders as they expect about $40 million worth of new public facilies to go up soon.
Mon., February 21, 2011 4:00am
When the Census numbers come out in April, Georgia cities won't just have federal and state tax dollars at stake. Some cities are concerned they might lose local dollars as well. That's because cities will have to renegotiate with counties for local option sales tax funds. And since those funds are generally split based on population, declining cities could lose yet another funding source.
Mon., August 16, 2010 3:42pm
Athens voters will decide the fate of a railroad trestle featured on an R.E.M. album. The tourist attraction could be torn down if voters reject a special local option sales tax.
Tue., July 13, 2010 2:24pm
Macon and Bibb County leaders unable to agree on penny tax
Thu., September 17, 2009 11:28am
Voters in Columbus approved a $233 million dollar Special Local Option Sale