Deal: No deal to move TIA tax vote

25 Aug

It appeared briefly that an agreement had been reached on moving the regional transportation tax referendum from July to November, but Gov. Nathan Deal announced late Wednesday that the issue had been dropped from the General Assembly’s special session agenda.

Deal said in a statement that, although he believes it’s important to allow as many voters as possible to participate in the vote on the proposed one-percent sales tax, “it will take too much time to reach a consensus on changing the date.”

“It’s best for taxpayers,” Deal said, “that we not let this special session drag on. Redistricting was our priority, and we have delivered a great product.”

The last opportunity for supporters of the measure to work on getting the date moved will come during the regular legislative session, which begins in January.

H/T to AJC Political Insider

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