Catoosa County officials lean against energy excise tax

photo Keith Greene, chairman of the Catoosa County Commission

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BY THE NUMBERSSales tax breakdown in Catoosa County• 4 percent goes to the state.• 1 percent is local option sales tax, or LOST, which funds general operations.• 1 percent funds special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST, which pays for special projects.• 1 percent is for education special purpose local option sales tax, or E-SPLOST.Source: Catoosa County

RINGGOLD, GA. - Catoosa County faces a loss of money when the state phases out a sales tax on electricity used by manufacturers.

But at a special meeting Friday morning at the Catoosa County Administrative Building, county and city officials leaned strongly against imposing a new energy excise tax to make up for the loss.

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