Tag Archives: T-SPLOST

Political Notes – Trying to revive the ‘Son of TSPLOST’

A proposal to hold another sales tax referendum for highway projects is being discussed in Middle Georgia, but some counties have already expressed their opposition to the idea . . .

Tags: bribery sentences , Columbus State , commodity commissions , Dax Lopez , GALEO , Nathan Deal , T-SPLOST , U.S. Attorney

Williams brings back ‘Son of T-SPLOST’

Sen. Tommie Williams wants local governments to make another try at passing a sales tax for road projects . . .

Tags: regional referendums , T-SPLOST , Tommie Williams , transportation sales tax

Political Notes – Handel blasts her primary opponents in radio spot

Karen Handel goes up with an early attack ad in the Senate Republican primary; DuBose Porter is already dealing with his first issues as new chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party . . .

Tags: congressional exemption , dubose porter , gay marriage , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia Power , karen handel , Obamacare , Plant Vogtle litigation , Senate race , T-SPLOST

Political Notes – Feds don’t respond to Hudgens’ request, he urges repeal of Obamacare

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens does not get an answer to his request for a 30-day delay in implementing Georgia’s health insurance exchange . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , highway construction , insurance exchange , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Ralph Hudgens , Rick Petty , T-SPLOST , Texas

Political Notes – Poll shows support for a ‘Plan B’ on transportation

A statewide poll shows that a slight majority of Georgia voters, in the aftermath of the T-SPLOST defeat, would like to see some sort of ‘Plan B’ for upgrading the state’s transportation infrastructure . . .

Tags: Better Georgia , Emanuel Jones , Johnny Isakson , lobbyist spending , Plan B , statewide poll , T-SPLOST

On the campaign trail: T-SPLOST animosity fails to sink Lee

Tim Lee, a T-SPLOST supporter in a county that hated the T-SPLOST, nevertheless wins another term as Cobb County Commission chairman . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , Clayton County sheriff , David Lucas , Kem Kimbrough , Miriam Paris , T-SPLOST , Tim Lee , Victor Hill

T-SPLOST changed the terms of political debate

After campaigning so strenuously for the T-SPLOST transportation tax, Republican officials aren’t in a position to argue against tax increases . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: political debate , T-SPLOST , tax increases

Political Notes — UGA moving to a whiter, less-diverse student body

The number (and percentage) of non-caucasian freshmen students at the University of Georgia drops significantly this year . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , black students , Board of Regents , Cobb County , Colleen Kiernan , Georgia Regents University , Jekyll Island , Jon Burns , Latino students , Mark Hamilton , new city , Sierra Club , T-SPLOST , university of georgia

On the campaign trail: McLeod requests recount in 12th District primary

Wright McLeod wants a recount in the 12th Congressional District race, where he narrowly missed making the runoff in the GOP primary . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , 9th Congressional District , David Austin , Doug Collins , Lee Anderson , Martha Zoller , Rick Allen , T-SPLOST , Wright McLeod

Voters to leadership: We don’t trust you

Georgia voters send a clear message to political officeholder that they don’t really trust them anymore . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: T-SPLOST , trust , voters