Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston say they'll support a plan to replace a hospital "bed tax" with assessments coming from a state agency. The legislative leaders made their endorsements at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual "Eggs and Issues" breakfast. The meal is typically used by the Governor and leaders to announce parts of their agendas.
Savannah business leaders want more than just harbor deepening funds from the state legislature this year. At a breakfast meeting Wednesday Chamber Chairman Bill Shira said he'd like lawmakers to extend a tax break benefiting jet-maker Gulfstream.
The Governor spoke at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He says while no new reservoir can be built by the 2012 deadline, he wants local governments to start thinking about alternatives.