How can one penny keep our roads in shape? -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

How can one penny keep our roads in shape?

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Your chance to vote on a regional sales tax for transportation projects is still about two years away, but regional leaders are planning for it now.  The tax would add a penny to sales tax.      

Dougherty County would be part of a 14-county region that would share money for projects in the region prioritized by a board and then voted on by you.  It's expected to generate anywhere from $50 to 65 Million a year for road projects and help keep up the quality of roads in our area.

Dan Bollinger said, "This is a tremendous opportunity in Georgia and the best part about the whole thing is, the voters are going to decide.  It's not going to be somebody or a small group out here saying put this tax together, the voters get to decide on it."    

If it passes, the 1% regional sales tax would be in place for ten years.

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