Category Archives: sales tax

MARTA Pushes Eight Billion Dollar Expansion, Half Penny Sales Tax

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is now pushing for a package of rail line expansions, including the north line, the east line, and a new Clifton Corridor line, that would cost an estimated eight billion dollars and that would be funded in part by a half penny sales tax in Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton Counties. […]

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Income Tax Cap Referendum, if Passed, Takes Progressivity Off Table

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale  (APN) ATLANTA — This November 2014, Georgians will have a chance to vote on a Constitutional Amendment ballot referendum that will cap the income tax at its current level of 6 percent.     The referendum title is simple enough: “To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate effect January 1, […]

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Clayton Commission Approves Half-Penny MARTA Referendum, MARTA Requires Full Penny to Join

(APN) JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Commissions met Tuesday night, July 01, 2014, to vote on whether to allow a referendum that would allow Clayton voters to vote on levying either a half penny or a penny sales tax in Clayton County, to expand MARTA bus, rail, or high capacity transit throughout the County.      At issue […]

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Atlanta Renews MOST; Obama, Gingrich Win Georgia (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta voters overwhelmingly supported the renewal of Atlanta’s eighth penny of sales tax, during today’s Primary Election vote. 85.4 percent of Atlanta voters in Fulton County supported the MOST, with 14.6 percent opposed.  [DeKalb’s Atlanta numbers were not immediately available.] Meanwhile, Georgians participating in the Democratic Primary selected President Barack Obama as their Presidential […]

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APN Endorsements: No on MOST, No on Primary Choices

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has made the following endorsements in today’s March 06, 2012, election: MUNICIPAL OPTION SALES TAX (MOST) – NO Sales tax is one of the most regressive types of taxes, meaning that it is disproportionately paid by working people.  To be sure, Atlanta is becoming more and more of a difficult […]

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City Seeks One Cent Sales Tax Renewal, but Missing Water Deadlines

  (APN) ATLANTA — Today, Tuesday, March 06, 2012, Atlanta voters will consider the second renewal of the Municipal Option Sales Tax (MOST), a one penny sales tax–Atlanta’s eighth penny–which funds water and sewer infrastructure improvements. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the infrastructure improvements are mandated under two consent decrees: a Combined Sever Overflow Consent Decree between the […]

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