A far-reaching tax measure approved by Georgia legislators is now on its way to Georgia ballots. It’s actually not a bill; it’s a constitutional amendment. And it would bar the General Assembly from increasing the state income tax. Currently Georgia's top rate is six percent, and that’s likely where it will stay after Nov. 4 if voters approve the cap.
Advocates for the Ocmulgee National Monument in East Macon have a big deadline coming up. Friday is the last day for the public to offer their thoughts on the Ocmulgee Old Fields Boundary Study.
The second-to-the-last day of the 2014 state legislative session kicked off with protests in the Senate gallery over Georgia’s decision not to expand Medicaid. The disruption was part of a rolling series of civil disobedience acts to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid and defeat a bill that would bar a sitting governor from adding enrollees to Medicaid.
State lawmakers are embarking on the final two days of the 2014 legislative session this week. And the two chambers will vote on more than 100 bills between them before adjourning Thursday night. True to their word, lawmakers have presided over an easier, breezier session this year. There are simply fewer bills to debate, and fewer controversial measures causing camps to square off.
We told you Thursday that the pace of business at the State Capitol had quickened. That’s especially true in the scramble to push through controversial measures. Lawmakers are grafting parts of those bills onto other pieces of legislation that would otherwise not draw much opposition.