With the backing of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a constitutional amendment was introduced in the Senate Thursday that would allow counties to seek voter approval for a 1-cent local option sales tax for transportation. Counties could work alone or in tandem with neighboring counties to undertake regional transportation projects.
The so-called T-SPLOST (for Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) would work just as other local option sales taxes do. Voters would have to be told what projects would be included and how long the tax would last.
And, as with other local option taxes, it would apply to food and to gasoline sales.