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Some Cobb voters skeptical about renewing sales tax for schools


Cobb County voters will head to the polls this month to decide whether to continue a penny sales tax that officials hope will pay for hundreds of new classrooms and other projects in the Cobb and Marietta school districts.

Passage of the special purpose local option sales tax extension isn’t a sure thing, though.

Cobb school district officials are focusing their pitch to skeptical residents in south Cobb who have been dissatisfied by what they say is the slow pace of ongoing projects funded by the current tax.

Find out why some residents perceive inequity, why school officials defend their use of previous SPLOST dollars and why they say the extension is critically needed, in our article here, on our premium website for subscribers, myajc.com.



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