Gov. Deal abandons switch after Tea Party cries foul; vote set for July 2012 primary
The referendum on a proposed 10-year, 1 percent regional transportation sales tax will stay right where it is on the calendar: on the July primary.
Gov. Nathan Deal has abandoned an attempt to convince the legislature to move the vote to the general election in November.
In a news release, Deal said he still believes the vote should be moved “to allow as many taxpayers as possible to participate in this important decision.” But he has relented on his request due to the lengthy amount of time it would take to win consensus on the matter. Read More»