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Chamber supports SPLOST

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany Chamber of Commerce employees, members and supporters want you to support an extension of the penny sales tax.

Surrounded by shopping bags Monday morning, the group praised the success of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in Dougherty County over the past 25 years.

 They say continuing the penny tax will provide money for needed infrastructure improvements to help Albany prosper and grow.

"We're getting money from everyone who comes here because 40, 50, 60% of the tax base for this SPLOST is coming from outside the county. I mean, that's kind of like free money," said Merck Retiree Judith Corbett.

 A weekend car tag survey at the Civic Center showed 61% of the vehicles were from other counties.

 

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