published Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Murray County approves 1-cent tax for education


by Adam Crisp

Voters in Murray County, Ga., have approved a renewal of the county’s 1-cent sales tax for education.

The so-called ESPLOST — education special purpose local option sales tax — received 1,691 votes for the measure to 139 against. Georgia law requires ballot item to receive 50 percent plus one vote to pass.

Voters in Catoosa, Murray and Walker counties were all deciding tonight tonight whether to renew ESPLOSTS, which are worth tens of millions of dollars for school systems over a five year period.

about Adam Crisp...

Adam Crisp covers education issues for the Times Free Press. He joined the paper's staff in 2007 and initially covered crime, public safety, courts and general assignment topics. Prior to Chattanooga, Crisp was a crime reporter at the Savannah Morning News and has been a reporter and editor at community newspapers in southeast Georgia. In college, he led his student paper to a first-place general excellence award from the Georgia College Press Association. He earned ...

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