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Officials say state plan could impact local taxpayers
House Bill 170 could cut as much as 33 percent from local SPLOST revenue
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Local officials said Bryan County could lose more than 33 percent off its SPLOST revenue if a house bill aimed at putting more money into funding state transportation becomes law.

The bill, House Bill 170, would end sale taxes on fuels and replace it with a 29.2 cents per gallon excise tax.

That could cost local governments millions, opponents say, and Tuesday night the Bryan County Board of Commissioners voted to join with the Bryan County Board of Education in issuing a resolution against the plan – which officials said could force them to make up the deficit by raising property taxes.

More on this story in Thursday’s Bryan County News.




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