Fri., September 30, 2011 12:29pm
Conservative thinkers gathered in Atlanta Friday to discuss ways to solve Georgia’s economic challenges. Some ideas presented at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation conference will likely reappear as part of proposed legislation when the Republican-controlled General Assembly convenes in January.
Mon., September 19, 2011 1:00pm
There will be public meetings this week in Fitzgerald, Toccoa and Dalton about next year’s transportation sales tax vote. They will give residents there one last chance to discuss the projects that the tax would fund, if passed.
Thu., September 15, 2011 11:36am
Georgia’s Tea Party is continuing its effort to thwart a vote on a transportation sales tax. Last month, it stifled a proposal to move the vote from next July to next November. Now, the political group says it’s against the vote entirely, and its opinion could sway a lot of voters.
Wed., September 14, 2011 12:01pm
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will coordinate distinct regional marketing campaigns for next year’s transportation sales tax vote. Officials overseeing the campaigns will also be seeking private funds to bankroll them.
Fri., September 9, 2011 1:09pm
President Obama’s American Jobs Act, unveiled Thursday, would reduce some federal payroll taxes on business, which he says will create jobs. Georgia tax code imposes a relatively light tax burden on businesses, earning it praise for being “business-friendly.” But what does it mean that Georgia is business-friendly, and is it boosting job growth?
Mon., August 8, 2011 8:01pm
Chatham County school officials are counting on voters looking past the weak economy and a possible transportation sales tax to approve their own sales tax for schools. Several school districts state-wide have E-SPLOST on the ballot this year. E-SPLOST pays for school projects. And next year, voters statewide also could approve new transportation sales taxes.
Wed., July 27, 2011 11:11am
Athens area officials plan to finalize a transportation wish list Thursday. This wish list is due to the region's Transportation Roundtable by August 15th. That group will then review all wish-lists for the northeast Georgia region and pass a final list on to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Tue., July 19, 2011 1:48pm
$270 million in federal loans will fund one of the state’s largest-ever transportation contracts. The type of project is what one state lawmaker calls the future of transportation building in Georgia. By adding toll lanes, the Northwest Corridor project could relieve congestion on a 30-mile stretch of Interstates 75 and 575 north of Atlanta. It’s a public-private partnership that could cost up to $1 billion. The public’s share would be about a third of that amount.
Fri., June 24, 2011 12:23pm
A referendum on a proposed transportation sales tax will take place next summer. Some officials have expressed a desire to move the vote to the November general election. But changing the date won’t be easy.