Voting open for November tax initiative

Mon, Oct 19 2009 — Source: Fayette Daily News

Early voting for the upcoming November election is now open, and it has been since Oct. 12. 1 call it an election, but actually we aren’t electing anyone, at least not in unincorporated Fayette County. What we are doing is deciding whether or not to extend the current Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) past its original deadline. The current tax was approved back in 2003 for the purpose of building and repairing roads in the county. The former county commission collected the money for a couple or three years but didn’t use it, opting to wait until matching money was available from the federal government in order to stretch the local dollars as far as possible — or at least that’s the way I see it.

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