Mon., July 30, 2012 2:00am
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 11:41am
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 12:04pm
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 12:34pm
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 6:00am
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.
Wed., December 14, 2011 11:53am
A new survey shows, Metro Atlanta and Southeast Georgia voters favor a proposed new sales tax by a two-to-one margin. The state-wide poll by Survey USA for WXIA-TV Atlanta shows Northwest Georgia is evenly split on the tax idea, called T-SPLOST. Savannah's Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis says, with an uncertain vote date, it's still too early for campaigning.
Fri., October 14, 2011 10:02am
Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline. Now, the sales job begins. Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.
Mon., October 10, 2011 4:50am
The final project lists for Georgia's 12 transportation regions are nearly all in. And with the submission deadline approaching this Saturday, only four districts have not yet officially signed-off on their lists. Lists for the Heart of Georgia, Southern, Central Savannah, and Atlanta districts have not yet been officially approved.