Barrow County Board of Commissioners Chairman Danny Yearwood said Tuesday he opposes the proposed transportation sales tax, according to a story by the Athens Banner-Herald.
Yearwood, who is not seeking re-election as commission chairman and is instead running against state Sen. Frank Ginn to represent District 47, said he opposes the 1 percent tax, even though he helped put together the list of Northeast Georgia projects it would fund, including 13 projects in Barrow County.
“Do I support tax?” Yearwood is quoted as saying. “No, I do not support more tax.”
The proposed transportation sales tax referendum has gotten people talking. If passed, the 2012 TSPLOST bill is expected to generate more than $18 billion statewide over a 10-year period from a one cent sales tax for the purpose of tackling a laundry list of transportation projects, including intersection and road improvements in Barrow County. Find out what people are saying about this proposed tax and give us your "two cents."
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