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T-SPLOST tax will be on July ballot

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A possible new tax to pay for road projects takes another step forward.

Regional leaders met for a round table discussion last week and voted to put the T-SPLOST referendum on the ballot in July.

14 southwest Georgia counties would split the estimated $150-million if voters approve the new 1% sales tax.

The fate of the tax is now in your hands.

"I think it's important that the voters decide. Do we want this or do we not... Between now and then with the education process and getting out all of the facts, projects and information so folks can make a prudent decision," said Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard.

In Albany,  the money would pay for several major projects including the widening of Highway 133 and Old Dawson Road.


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