Thu., February 28, 2013 7:39pm
Nearly $9 million has been collected in taxes from three regions that voted to approve a 10-year, one percent transportation sales tax last year. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Karlene Barron said Thursday that more than $8.7 million was collected from the Central Savannah River, River Valley and Heart of Georgia-Altamaha regional commission districts. The regions span 46 of the state's 159 counties.
Wed., August 1, 2012 3:46pm
Only three of Georgia’s 10 regional districts approved a penny sales tax increase for transportation projects. Columbus' Mayor is predicting this will lead to an economic realignment in the state.
Wed., August 1, 2012 5:20am
The fate of the controversial transportation referendum has been decided. Voters in Georgia’s 12 regional districts voted Tuesday -only passing the so-called TSPLOST in 3 regions: The Central Savannah River District, the Heart of Georgia Altamaha district and the River Valley district.
Tue., July 31, 2012 2:30pm
Voters across the state are casting ballots for local elections as well as for a transportation penny sales tax, Democratic and Republican ballot questions, the Public Service Commissioner race, and some Congressional districts.
Mon., July 30, 2012 6:00am
The July 31st referendum on a penny sales tax to fund transportation projects has prompted campaigns and websites for and against the tax. A recent poll shows that the so-called "TSPLOST" vote is dividing communities across Georgia.
Thu., July 26, 2012 3:41pm
Savannah's NAACP is taking a different road on T-SPLOST. The Georgia NAACP chapter months ago came out strongly against the proposed penny sales tax for transportation up for a vote next week. But the group's Savannah leaders are supporting the tax. T-SPLOST on the coast would pay to remove an Savannah highway off-ramp called the MLK Flyover.
Fri., July 13, 2012 4:04pm
Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss says he's going to vote for a proposed transportation tax. The senator made his comments at Atlanta's Center for Disease Control. The tax, called TSPLOST, would raise prices by 1% on most everything you buy and Chambliss says there aren't other funding options.
Tue., July 10, 2012 4:34pm
Savannah-area voters have a unique argument to think about when they go to the polls this month to decide the fate of a proposed penny sales tax for transportation. Construction is underway right now on several big-ticket road projects funded by the state. These include the Truman Parkway, Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Skidaway Island bridge.
Mon., July 9, 2012 10:00am
A leading Senate Republican is calling a regional transportation referendum a major tax increase. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers plans to appear Monday with a group called the Transportation Leadership Council, which is opposing the upcoming referendum.
Mon., May 14, 2012 10:20pm
Governor Nathan Deal spoke at a $500 a head fundraiser to support penny sales taxes for transportation. The Savannah reception was the first major fundraising push outside Atlanta for supporters of the T-SPLOST vote in July.