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Metro Atlanta Voters Defeat Tax to Ease Traffic

Matt Ball on August 1, 2012 - in Transportation

Unofficial returns show metro Atlanta voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum that would have helped pay for billions in transportation projects over the next decade. With 93 percent of precincts reporting, 63 percent of voters rejected the tax, compared to 37 percent in favor. The proposed tax to fund billions in transportation projects in Georgia over the next decade was a draw for many voters in Tuesday’s primary elections.

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