published Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Catoosa approves 1-cent tax for education

by Adam Crisp

Voters in Catoosa County have approved a renewal of the county’s 1-cent sales tax for education.

The so-called ESPLOST — education special purpose local option sales tax — received 1,364 votes for the measure to 185 against. Georgia law requires the ballot item to receive 50 percent plus one vote to pass.

Voters in Catoosa, Murray and Walker counties were all deciding tonight to renew ESPLOSTS, which are worth tens of millions of dollars for school systems over a five year period.

about Adam Crisp...

Adam Crisp covers education issues for the Times Free Press. He joined the paper's staff in 2007 and initially covered crime, public safety, courts and general assignment topics. Prior to Chattanooga, Crisp was a crime reporter at the Savannah Morning News and has been a reporter and editor at community newspapers in southeast Georgia. In college, he led his student paper to a first-place general excellence award from the Georgia College Press Association. He earned ...

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justaperson said...

How very sad that so few Catoosa County voters came out today.

March 15, 2011 at 9:26 p.m.
frbologna said...

My vote counted today so I am happy!!!

March 15, 2011 at 9:33 p.m.
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