Day 18 – Thursday, February 14, 2013

GPB News - Politics

Inmates Try To Block ExecutionInmates Try To Block Execution

Three death row inmates in Georgia are seeking a court order that would prevent the state from using a drug to execute them without a doctor's prescription. The inmates, two of whom are to be executed next week, asked a federal judge in Washington on Friday to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent the use of pentobarbital in lethal injections.

Deal: Georgians Will Pay Taxes At AmazonDeal: Georgians Will Pay Taxes At Amazon

It looks like Georgia may be able to reach a deal with to get the e-retailer to start charging sales tax on its transactions in Georgia. That could lead other e-retailers to follow suit. Brian Robinson, a spokesman for the Governor, says they are optimistic the state won’t have to sue Amazon to get it to start collecting state sales tax on Georgia transactions.

Lobbyists Wouldn't Buy Plane TicketsLobbyists Wouldn't Buy Plane Tickets

Proposed rules would ban lobbyists from buying airfare for Georgia's state lawmakers under an amended plan from a leading Republican. The latest changes to House Speaker David Ralston's bill would prohibit lobbyists from buying free airplane tickets for lawmakers.

Car Tax TweakedCar Tax Tweaked

House lawmakers Thursday tweaked last year’s the tax reform bill to lighten the load on Georgians who lease rather than purchase a car. Car leasers would no longer have to pay a monthly sales tax on the vehicle. When lawmakers passed the tax reform bill last year, their aim was to give taxpayers a break.

Obama In Georgia ThursdayObama In Georgia Thursday

President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs. He says that education has to start at the earliest possible age.


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