Some state lawmakers are still having problems paying their taxes on time. Court records show that nine state legislators owe money on tax liens dating to at least September. And since then, new liens have been filed against 14 legislators, their businesses or their spouses.
House Speaker David Ralston has paid about $1,300 in late taxes due on a property owned by his wife. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Monday that Ralston paid the bill last week after the newspaper contacted him about the outstanding bill. Ralston spokesman Marshall Guest called the late payment an oversight.