Northwest Georgia voters reject TSPLOST
Northwest Georgia voters sent a clear message Tuesday that they were against a 1 percent sales tax increase that would have funded billions of dollars of transportation projects.
Nearly 70 percent of voters rejected the transportation special purpose local option sales tax across the 15-county district in Tuesday's primary election, with some local voters saying their reason was they didn't want another tax increase.
"I'm against it because I think we pay enough in taxes," Ringgold resident Stephanie Harvey said.
Most regions across Georgia voted down TSPLOST by a wide majority, opting out of the 10-year tax increase. In local counties in the Northwest Georgia region, Catoosa and Walker voted against the sales tax by 60 percent and Whitfield 70 percent, but Dade voted for the tax by 51 percent.
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