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Financial punishment for anti-TSPLOST?

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Communities in Georgia that rejected raising the sales tax to pay for transportation projects could face higher costs when repairing local roads.

Voters across Georgia largely rejected a referendum last month that would have raised the sales tax, a decision that came with a price.

The law authorizing the vote said communities that rejected the plan would have to pay 30 percent of the cost of future state-funded projects.

Those that approved the referendum need to contribute only 10 percent. 

T-SPLOST was approved by a majority of counties in the river region, including Muscogee County.

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