(WTVM) - 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.