(Atlanta Journal Constitution) After years of planning, months of vigorous campaigning and a tug of war over billions of dollars in potential road and transit projects, the fate of Tuesday’s penny sales tax referendum now rests with Georgia voters.
n what’s become one of the most contentious fights in modern Atlanta history, both sides revved up last-minute efforts in the 10-county metro Atlanta region to persuade undecideds such as Donnie Beaty.
“I’m still trying to get my facts straight on it,” the 28-year-old Grant Park resident said Monday. “The good things I’ve heard is that it’ll help traffic. But it doesn’t look like it’s going to be anytime soon.” Beaty, a regular MARTA rider, also would like to see more money devoted to MARTA “instead of pouring money into new stuff.”
On Monday, both sides held competing news conferences at the Capitol, with transportation referendum supporters touting its importance for job creation while opponents knocked it as a stimulus package.
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