Fall Out From T-Splost Failure Means Higher Road Costs

August 24, 2012 12:00 AM
Fall Out From T-Splost Failure Means Higher Road Costs
" ATLANTA (AP) — Communities in Georgia that rejected raising the sales tax to pay for transportation projects could face higher costs when repairing local roads.

Voters across Georgia largely rejected a referendum last month that would have raised the sales tax to build light rail lines, expand bus service and build new roads. That decision came with a price.

The law authorizing the vote said communities that rejected the plan would have to pay 30 percent of the cost of future state-funded projects before the state picked up the rest of the tab. Those that approved the referendum need to contribute only 10 percent.

Some politicians have said they will try to repeal that penalty. But communities that approved the extra tax want to keep the financial incentive. "

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