Transportations projects account for about $25 million of the $57.6 million, 2011 SPLOST list. Newton County and Covington recently approved their final transportation lists. See all of the proposed projects below.
The 2011 SPLOST would provide the recreation department with $1 million to repair and upgrade various parks. The board of the Newton County Recreation Commission recently approved a list of proposed repairs:
This is the third part in our Sunday SPLOST series leading up to the SPLOST special election on March 15. Today's story will examine six of the larger projects included in the 2011 SPLOST list, and tell you why officials believe they're needed.
This is the second part in our Sunday SPLOST series leading up to the SPLOST special election on March 15. Today's story will look back at the $58.8 million, 2005 SPLOST approved by voters and detail how that money was spent. We'll also look at how the 2011 SPLOST was compiled, get answers as to whether it should have been handled differently and briefly look at how other counties prepare for their SPLOSTs.
Supporters of SPLOST point to the fact that non-residents pay sales tax, and; therefore, contribute to Newton County projects. The opposition isn't sold on the entire list and some simply want to end a tax that they can actually control.