The Barrow County Board of Education, in looking to the future, is hoping local voters will approve an extension of a Special Local Option Sales Tax for the possibility of building two future schools.
In years, and decades, past, a referendum of this nature would have passed without much trouble. However, in the year 2014, it is not a guaranteed thing. There are various reasons.
First, citizens have grown weary of taxes, any taxes, and it doesn’t matter what they are for or how “fair” they are pushed as. At one time it was an easy sale to get voters to place a tax upon themselves, be it for road improvements, new schools or improving a municipality’s infrastructure. In recent elections cycles in Georgia, that has changed.
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