Several counties last night passed SPLOSTs dedicated to education. After reading several comments in the election result open thread it made me wonder: do last night’s results in favor of ESPLOSTs indicate the public might be willing to vote for next year’s transportation SPLOST?
There are differences of course. Most, perhaps all of last night’s SPLOST votes were renewals. On other words it was not a “new” tax. The TSPLOST will be a new tax. On the other side of the coin, you could make the case that voters are willing to pay more if they see a return on their money, i.e. they’ll see the money being spent on new school buildings etc… The same could be said for the TSPLOST. Folks will see their money being spent in a visible way.
I think the sample size is too small. Too few people voted last night to draw any conclusions about next summer’s TSPLOST vote.
What do you think?