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Houston County leaders say "No" to T-SPLOST

Houston County's leaders expressed staunch opposition to another vote on a transportation sales tax, or T-SPLOST.

The commissioners along with Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms, Centerville Mayor John Harley and School Superintendent Mark Scott said voters already said "no" on the 2012 ballot.

The commissioners passed a resolution formally stating their opinion at Tuesday's meeting.

That's after six counties in the 11 county region said they want to put the question up for a vote again.

Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said another penny-on-the-dollar would bring the sales tax from seven to eight cents, and that's too much.

He said, "The other thing that I have also heard about the potential of a regional T-SPLOST is the 10 year time frame. There is some real concerns when you pass a tax and lock people in for 10 years on that sales tax."

Stalnaker said returning the question on a future ballot is currently in the planning stages, led by the Middle Georgia Regional Development Commission.

Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert supports the idea of another T-SPLOST vote.


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