Slave descendants who own island property off the Georgia coast are fighting whopping tax increases that they say threatens one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities in the South. The taxpayers come from a tiny community of about 50 called Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, about 60 miles south of Savannah.
Georgia's Republicans in the U.S. House voted against a last-minute deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" after the state's two senators voted for it. All eight of Georgia's Republicans voted against the bill in the House late Tuesday.
The Georgia Supreme Court will consider a long-running feud over millions of dollars in taxes generated by Atlanta's busy airport. The court on Monday said it would review whether Atlanta had to repay occupational taxes it collected from businesses at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
For the second year in a row, the nonpartisan research group the Tax Foundation ranks Georgia the 34th most business-friendly state. It comes as Governor Nathan Deal releases the state's business development strategy recommendations in the Georgia Competitiveness Report.