ATLANTA -- A supporter and opponent of the July 31st transportation tax referendum debated the issues on 11Alive Weekend Morning News Saturday.

State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers has broken ranks with fellow Republicans Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in opposing the measure.Democratic State Sen. Curt Thompson says what's on the ballot is not perfect, but says the state in general, and metro Atlanta specifically, must do something now to ease gridlock.

Sen. Thompson says if the measure fails, businesses will bypass Georgia and go elsewhere. Majority Leader Rogers dismissed that claim, saying that businesses in states withmore developed mass transit than Atlantahave already come to Georgia and will continue doing so.

Many of the questions asked arose from questions viewers have posed to11Alive News via e-mail or postings on our Facebook page.

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