Billion-dollar question: Georgia voters to decide on penny sales tax for roads
A "yes" or "no" vote on the July 31 ballot could determine whether Georgia will add a penny to the sales tax in districts across the state, ushering in billions of dollars for road work in the next decade.
Advocates say the billion-dollar question will create jobs, reduce traffic congestion and improve roads.
North Georgia counties such as Dade and Walker welcome the extra money that would come from the transportation special purpose local option sales tax, or TSPLOST, to pave roads, fix bridges and construct million-dollar corridors and interstate on-ramps.
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