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.
A landmark penny-sales-tax vote for transportation projects in Georgia is six months away and the campaign to pass the tax is starting to take shape. Doug Callaway, executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, is traveling the state talking to Georgians about what he thinks are the merits of the penny tax: more jobs, safer roads, and local control.
Gov. Nathan Deal officially issued the call for the special legislative session on redistricting Wednesday. And when legislators return to the state Capitol Monday, they will also tackle changing the date of a regional transportation tax vote.