Rich County, Poor County – Renewing our Founding in Georgia

LINK:         Rich County, Poor County – Renewing our Founding in Georgia.

Much is being made of the Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) vote on July 31, 2012 and rightfully so. The T-SPLOST was created by HB277 Transportation Investment Act 2010-2030 signed into law by Governor Sonny Purdue. HB277 will use the 12 Regions in Georgia. (See Figure 1) Forsyth County is in Region 2 – Georgia Mountains. Region 2 will most likely contribute ~$91 million per year for an anticipated $1.5 billion per year from regions across the state for roads, bridges, sidewalks, municipal airports, etc. In order to understand what is really going on you need to look closely how the dollars are distributed.