Sales Tax Draws Early Opposition; the Proposal for Replacing Property Taxes Isn't Much Favored by Elected Officials
Jackson, Gordon, The Florida Times Union
Byline: GORDON JACKSON
KINGSLAND - Proposed legislation to replace property taxes with a statewide sales tax is generating serious debate among elected officials throughout the region.
Though Glynn County Board of Education has taken no official stance, board Chairman Dave Smith said school officials throughout Georgia oppose the legislation.
"I'm not aware of anybody on our board who thinks this is a good idea," he said. "I'm beginning to see a local ground swell of opposition. It [the proposed legislation] makes my blood chill."
Despite the lack of support by local governments, state Rep. Jerry Keen, R-St. Simons Island, said taxpayers support …
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Publication information: Article title: Sales Tax Draws Early Opposition; the Proposal for Replacing Property Taxes Isn't Much Favored by Elected Officials. Contributors: Jackson, Gordon - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: October 9, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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