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TIA Tax Protest Reaches Gwinnett Co. Voters

Protesters say “NO” to transportation tax vote July 31

About a dozen protesters greeted Gwinnett Citizens before a packed town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Gwinnett County Courthouse. Organized by the Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, the group held signs and handed out 100s of cards and stickers in a effort to mobilize voter turn out against the July 31 transportation sales tax referendum. The tax is estimated to cost taxpayers $8.5 billion over 10 years in the 10 county Atlanta region.

The event was covered by WGST 640, WSB 750, CBS Atlanta 46, AJC and Gwinnett Daily Post.

CBS Atlanta coverage by Adam Murphy>>>>

James Bell talks to CBS Atlanta reporter Adam Murphy about TIA tax.

Gwinnett Daily News Coverage>>>>

AJC photographer Johnny Crawford captures Anti-tax protest. 

Edition: May 23, 2012 Page 8A. 

Georgia Taxpayers Alliance Sales Tax Protest

“I would like to thank everyone for your support.” James Bell, Director GTA


T-SPLOST foes say Gwinnett key in transportation tax debate

Gwinnett Daily Post Reports on GTA anti-tax campaign:

LAWRENCEVILLE — Foes of a proposed transportation sales tax said they expect Gwinnett to play a big role in the defeat of the July referendum.

Ron Williams, a Gwinnett resident who co-founded of the Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, said he believes his neighbors have become “skeptical” of transportation officials since the so-called HOT lanes opened along Interstate 85 last year.

“The No. 1 cause of traffic congestion in Gwinnett has been road construction,” Williams said on Tuesday, when the Alliance announced a campaign against the 1-percent regional tax, which will be on ballots July 31.

Last year, leaders created a project list for the $7 billion the tax is expected to bring in, and a coalition of business and civic leaders have begun a multi-million dollar campaign to encourage its passage.

James Bell, another co-founder of the alliance, said the money advantage will make the campaign against the tax difficult, but he expects the grassroots effort to win out.

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