Overhauling Georgia’s tax code is the subject of a public hearing Thursday in Macon. The discussion is part of a statewide tour by the “Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians.” The state legislature created the group and charged its members with formulating tax reform recommendations by January 2011.
Perdue said Friday that former DeKalb County district attorney Bob Wilson and former attorney general Mike Bowers will launch a probe into accusations that educators changed students' tests in Atlanta Public Schools and Dougherty County schools in spring 2009.
The world’s top trailer manufacturer will begin construction on a new plant in Statesboro later this year. Governor Perdue announced the company’s $33.5 million dollar plan on Monday. The investment is expected to create more than 400 jobs over the next four years.
Governor Sonny Perdue has ordered state agencies cut 4 percent from their budgets in case an extension of Medicaid funds doesn’t pass Congress. Georgia created its budget depending on $375 million of the money, but conservatives in US senate won’t approve it if it raises the national debt.
State revenue for June went up by nearly 4%. But that still leaves the state short for the year by 9.1%. The state can now close the books on the last fiscal year -- the third in a row ending in negative territory.