The school board for Georgia's largest school system has voted to increase taxes for homeowners in the suburban area northeast of Atlanta. The Gwinnett County School Board approved the measure at its meeting Thursday night.
Cities and counties are renegotiating the terms of a tax that almost every Georgian pays. All but a handful of Georgia counties have a penny sales tax called LOST. It goes into city and county budgets to offset property taxes. But every ten years, cities and counties have to renegotiate how the taxes are split up based on new Census data.