The House transportation funding bill would bring a wide disparity in funding for county governments.
While the Association County Commissioners of Georgia supports House Bill 170, ACCG legislative director Clint Mueller told InsiderAdvantage Georgia he’s not completely satisfied with the bill because some counties will receive large windfalls and others suffer significant losses.
“Butts County loses a million a year,” Mueller said. “For a rural county, that’s a lot.”
The gap rises in what counties will receive to replace lost gas tax revenues for LOST and HOST programs. After July 1, 2016, counties can raise their sales tax rates under the programs from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. That increase would bring large surpluses for some of the larger urban and suburban counties, while several smaller, rural ones would see significant losses.
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