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"New" Sales Tax?


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Oct. 12, 2021 - 5:02 PM

"New" Sales Tax?

The Newnan Times-Herald

Driving around Coweta County I've seen a number of signs about the upcoming election.

They say "VOTE NO NEW SALES TAX." This is a lie intended to misinform voters.

The title of the ballot measure is "Continuation of One Percent Sales and Use Tax for Educational Purposes."

The text goes on to state, "Shall a special one percent sales and use tax for educational purposes be continued in Coweta County for a period of time not to exceed 20 calendar quarters …"

Voters are being asked to approve the extension of a sales tax that has been in place for many years, not approve a new tax.

Don't be deceived by lying campaign signs.

Bill Boyd

Newnan