“If you want to repeal it, well, that ain’t going to happen,” Rep. Jay Roberts, R-Ocilla, told a gathering of his colleagues at the Biennial Institute, a pre-session issues briefing for state legislators at the University of Georgia.”
Repeal what? The proposed tax failed, right?
Well, the tax part failed (in all but three regions in Georgia) but the rest of the “Transportation Investment Act” is still law. Like the part that said the percentage of LOCAL funds for transportation projects will be 10% in areas that approved the T-SPLOST but must be 30% in areas that didn’t approve the T-SPLOST.
“The three regions that passed TSPLOST will get a discount on the local funds match, 10 percent instead of 30 percent, that must be spent on transportation projects that receive state money. Some politicians representing areas where it failed have called for blocking or watering down the discount.”
That’s not going to happen. Emphasis mine, but that’s also the sentiment under the Gold Dome.