If the state of Georgia had placed the gasoline tax in a special fund and spent it only on transportation, we would not need the 1-cent transportation special-purpose local option sales tax.
The state puts all the funds into one account and uses it as the legislators see fit. Once this tax gets into place, it will never stop. Fifty years from now, the 1-cent tax will still be on the taxpayers. Washington Road would be four-laned from Evans to Pollards Corner by now if the county commissioners and the Georgia Department of Transportation could have gotten their act together.
Politics – this is what will happen to the 1-cent tax. Vote against the TSPLOST.