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Burns, Purcell push roads, education
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State Rep. Jon Burns, right, answers a question while state Rep. Ann Purcell, left, listens during a candidates’ forum Thursday night. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue
Effingham County’s members of the state House of Representatives said the county’s prospects for getting its projects at the top of a potential regional transportation priority list are good.
State Reps. Jon Burns and Ann Purcell, both running for re-election and both named to the regional transportation roundtable, told a crowd at a candidates’ forum Thursday night that they expect Effingham’s road projects at or near the top of a list that could go before voters to approve. 
HB 277 set up a regional plan for counties to address road building needs through a 1 percent sales tax. Should voters in those regions agree to sales tax, they would have a list of projects to agree to do. 
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.