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Contractors say no to sales tax

November 1, 2004

Albany- A group of Dougherty County leaders is using mass mail-outs to market another sales tax to people in Dougherty County.

It's been a little harder for the ones against the tax to get their message out.

The South Georgia Minority Contractors Association wants people to vote against the tax extension. Monday night they heard from Darton professor Roger Marietta, who is also against the tax.

"And we're both against the SPLOST," Marietta said. "The minority contractors are against it because only three percent of the last SPLOST went to the minority community."

There are more than 40 projects for the city and the county included in this sales tax vote. Albany-Dougherty County does have a department set up specifically to help local minority contractors bid for city and county business.

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