Mon., April 23, 2012 4:57pm
Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss addressed the Atlanta Press Club Monday. He says repairing Medicade, Medicare and Social security will not be enough to get the deficit to level off.
Wed., December 14, 2011 4:53pm
A new survey shows, Metro Atlanta and Southeast Georgia voters favor a proposed new sales tax by a two-to-one margin. The state-wide poll by Survey USA for WXIA-TV Atlanta shows Northwest Georgia is evenly split on the tax idea, called T-SPLOST. Savannah's Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis says, with an uncertain vote date, it's still too early for campaigning.
Fri., October 14, 2011 2:02pm
Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline. Now, the sales job begins. Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.
Mon., October 10, 2011 8:50am
The final project lists for Georgia's 12 transportation regions are nearly all in. And with the submission deadline approaching this Saturday, only four districts have not yet officially signed-off on their lists. Lists for the Heart of Georgia, Southern, Central Savannah, and Atlanta districts have not yet been officially approved.
Thu., August 25, 2011 8:57am
Facing tea party opposition, Governor Nathan Deal has abandoned for now plans to shift a public vote on a one penny transportation tax hike until the November 2012 general election. By late Wednesday legislative leaders said they hadn't yet reached a deal.
Thu., July 7, 2011 5:51pm
Support for a proposed 1-cent transportation sales tax could erode as some popular projects are eliminated from regional short lists. The measure is scheduled for a vote in July of next year.