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Your Views: SPLOST is a bargain, fairest way to provide school needs
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I took advantage of early voting and voted yes to renewing the Education SPLOST 1-cent sales tax. It is not a new tax; it's been here since 1997. It's the fairest way to provide the money needed in our schools.

Approximately 35 percent is paid by visitors from outside Hall County. It can't get much better than that.

Among other things, this SPLOST will renovate existing school roofs, electrical systems and heating and air conditioning systems. It will also add classroom technology to help keep our kids up to date with the rest of the world.

Please vote early (Friday), or vote on Tuesday, but above all please vote yes to renew our education SPLOST.

Brian Cantel
Flowery Branch