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Commissioner pushes for transportation sales tax to be put back on ballot

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany City Commissioner Roger Marietta says he'd like to see the regional Transportation Sales Tax put back on the ballot for voters.

The state's new transportation funding bill opens the door for new TSPLOST votes.

Marietta says it could bring in millions of dollars for important projects including widening highway 133 and resurfacing roads.

“With the limited amount of money that the state is giving us for road resurfacing, and our own local limited SPLOST, the TSPLOST could be a golden opportunity for us to really fix the infrastructure of transportation in Dougherty County,” says city commissioner Roger Marietta.

Nearly three years ago voters in nine of 12 regions, including southwest Georgia, rejected TSPLOST referenda.

The Governor is expected to sign bills that will allow regions put them back on the ballot without legislative approval.

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