OUR VIEW: Voters should approve new ESPLOST

(Editorial Opinion) In the case of the ESPLOST, it will keep taxes on property owners down and…

Georgia (Feb 26, 2016) — (Editorial Opinion)


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In the case of the ESPLOST, it will keep taxes on property owners down and improve learning opportunities for our children. And for those reasons, the editorial board of this newspaper in unanimous in its call for Douglas County voters to approve the EPLOST when they go to the polls during advance voting or on election day, March 1. Consumption taxes like the ESPLOST take some of the burden off of property owners and export it to non-residents, according to Kennesaw State Political Science Professor David Shock, who is an expert on local tax referendums. 


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