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POSTED: June 16, 2012 8:30 a.m.
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Ray Pittman with the Bryan County TSPLOST Committee explains to Richmond Hill Exchange Club members what projects may be completed if voters pass the new one-cent tax July 31.

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Members of the Richmond Hill Exchange Club talked pennies Wednesday when Ray Pittman with the Bryan County TSPLOST committee presented information about the coming transportation referendum.

Pittman said the proposed one cent tax could bring billions of dollars to the coastal region of Georgia for infrastructure improvements if approved by voters in the general primary.

“This July 31, we have the opportunity to vote for it (TSPLOST) and for us…it means more jobs, it means safer roads and it means local control,” Pittman said.

The tax, commonly referred to as TSPLOST, or transportation special purpose local option sales tax, Pittman explained, is expected to raise $1.6 billion throughout the Coastal Region of Georgia over 10 years.

 Read more in the June 16 edition of the News.



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