Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed asking Georgians to vote in 2012, after he is out of office, to boost the sales tax by one-cent to fund transportation projects. In the meantime, the Governor wants to borrow $300 million to fund road projects in fiscal 2011.
Perdue`s plan would divide the state into regions. Each region would be able to vote to impose the new tax or not. Regions voting against the tax would not have access to transportation spending funded by the new tax.
Currently, Georgia`s transportation spending per capita is the second lowest in the country, greater only than Tennessee.
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