Deputy commissioner shared thoughts at South Hall Business Coalition By Jeff Gill FLOWERY BRANCH — The Georgia Department of Transportation’s deputy commissioner predicted Tuesday that federal gas tax revenues would plummet if, as he expects, Congress starts making ends meet. Todd Long, speaking to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s South Hall Business Coalition, addressed
Airport authority chairman says taxiway in T-SPLOST not needed By staff on June 29, 2012 By FARAH BOHANNON, For The Paper Jackson County Airport Authority chairman Ken Botts says he considers one of the projects on the transportation intiative referendum to be voted on July 31 a waste of taxpayer money. The Transportation Special Purpose
From Athens Banner – Herald By: Blake Aued “A proposed sales tax for transportation is becoming the third rail of Republican politics. “All four candidates in two Athens-area Republican primaries say they’ll vote against the 1 percent sales tax July 31, and incumbents who voted to put the tax on the ballot are finding themselves
As the battle heats up, tax proponents are trying to control the conversation and sway votes with mis-information. From Mike Lowry’s blog post on the Canton-Sixes Patch, June 13, 2012 Why do you suppose they don’t want anyone talking about it? Over the weekend I received an email from an associate showing that the Untie
Defensive Maneuvers In Advance Of T-SPLOST Vote June 12, 2012 13:00 pm Today’s Courier Herald Column: “When politicians want to make news, it’s generally done via Sunday news programs or Monday morning press conferences. It’s a not so subtle way of attempting to control the news flow for the week. Conversely, when they prefer not
This editorial in Dalton’s “The Daily Citizen” asks a great question. If Governor Deal can sign an executive order to stop a modest gas tax increase from 12.1 to 12.9 cents (for the second time in one year), then why would he advocate to raise everyone’s tax with T-SPLOST? “…if a small increase in
Bill Evelyn writing for the Cumming Patch says, “A 1 percent tax represents one paycheck per year that you give to the government to build sidewalks, finance a bus system, and expand roads. Add that to your SPLOST 1 percent, LOST 1 percent, and ESPLOST 1 percent, plus state sales tax you are handing over
While not in our state, it appears the transit and light rail issue is plaguing more than just Atlanta and Georgia. See what’s happening in our neighbor state North Carolina. “We at the John Locke Foundation have been concerned that the transit discussions in the Triangle have been dominated by misleading, distorted, and incomplete information.
From AJC, Friday, June 8, 2012 “The Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform has become a major player in Republican Party politics with its Taxpayer Protection Pledge. More than half the members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the pledge. Nearly half the U.S. Senate has signed it. Nearly all the signers are Republicans.
First appeared in the Gainesville Times, on April 26, 2012 State Sen. Butch Miller, Rep. Carl Rogers, and Rep. Emory Dunahoo Jr. have gone on record in support of the new sales tax. Miller said he has “gone on record repeatedly for being in favor of” the tax, which would raise Hall County’s sales tax