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Opinion: A Very Reluctant Endorsement of SPLOST 8

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SPLOST 8 is probably one of the most conservative SPLOSTs to come out in recent years, and The Augusta Press reluctantly recommends a yes vote on the measure when voters go to the polls on March 16.

Why the reluctant endorsement?

First of all, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, scant public in...

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5 COMMENTS

  1. SORRY TO READ that TAP does not have guts say vote NO to this wasteful splost:

    “we feel that money could be spent tackling the real problems facing that area of town rather than taking a gamble that anyone wants to build and run a water park. It is akin to proposing a golf course next to a junkyard.”

  2. This SPLOST is indeed terribly flawed for all the reason you note. However, rather than hold my nose and vote yes, I am going to vote no! Vote this down and lets redo this with appropriate public input!

  3. I am not an advocate for SPLOST, as I maintain a strong distrust of our county government. Having said this, I will vote for SPLOST anyway. If the county does not get their money from SPLOST, then they will likely create some new tax or come up with another scheme to get their cash. At least SPLOST funds will be paid by ALL the people (even those from outlying counties) and not just by the hard-working property owners. Maybe I’m wrong — I hope so.

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