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Paving the Road for Economic Development

By Kimberly Page - bio | email

December 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle says transportation is vital to the success of a community.  In Albany Thursday, he proposed a new way to pay for road projects he says are important to economic development.

He supports T-splost.  It would be an extra penny sales tax similar to the education splost option.  Voters would decide whether to implement it, and all the revenue would be used for transportation projects.

"It's a regional tax, so you could have two, three, four counties come together, collect that tax locally. And all of those dollars stay in that community. They're not channeled back into Atlanta. They come right here and are used to pave and build new roads," said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, (R) Georgia.

Cagle also said the Department of Transportation is currently being re-organized to ensure better efficiency.

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