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Is the TSPLOST Ballot Preamble Biased?

In part, it reads: “Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs and reduce traffic congestion with citizen oversight."

On July 31, voters in Cobb and the rest of the 10-county metropolitan region will cast their ballots on the Transportation Investment Act to decide whether to establish a one-cent special transportation sales tax on themselves to fund various transportation projects.

The phrasing of the ballot question's preamble has been criticized for being biased.

It reads, "Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs and reduce traffic congestion with citizen oversight"

What do you think? Is the question biased? Tell us in the comments below.

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Matthew Hall July 08, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Yes. I think the first line should say tax

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