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Transportation tax advocates launch website
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Citizens for Better Transportation: Region 2, Georgia, which is promoting passage of the 1 percent transportation sales tax on July 31, has launched a website, connectgeorgiamountains.org.

The website provides information about proposed road projects in the 13-county Georgia Mountains region, which includes Hall County.

The sales tax, if approved by voters, would generate about $1.26 billion over 10 years for regional projects, including about $300 million for projects in Hall.

The website declares that the tax, which would rise to 8 percent from 7 in Hall, is an “investment to attract economic development and create jobs.”

It also states that “we may not get another chance to say yes to create jobs and improve our transportation network.”

Kit Dunlap, president and CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, and James McCoy, president and CEO of the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce, are co-chairpersons in the organization.

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