Despite the tough times in Georgia, our leaders keep expanding state government by centralizing more power in Atlanta, spending more of our tax dollars, and increasing our taxes. The state funded portion of our budget has grown from 17.4 billion dollars to 19.9 billion dollars in 3 years. Significant taxing authority has been transferred from [...]
Rep. Phil Gingrey appeared on Zoller and Bryant this morning on Cox Media Group. He talked about the budget proposal, welfare reform and his possible senate race. On the budget, he acknowledged that Rep. Ryan left in all the taxes for Obamacare while assuming the repeal of the plan. In addition, he noted that a [...]
The U.S. House of Representatives cleared passage yesterday of legislation to postpone talks addressing the elimination of the governments borrowing limit until May 19. Following this legislation is the heated debate between a clause within it coined as the “No Budget, No Pay” clause that would dock pay for Congressional members if they fail to [...]
Contrary popular connotation of stagnation, state economists predict steady growth for the economy within the next four years.
Officials predicted a sluggish growth in the economy due to the improvement of both the job and housing markets.
Despite economists’ positivity, lawmakers will continue to proceed cautiously. Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that the state would continue [...]
Senate Resolution 8 within the Georgia State Senate will face strong debate as it enters the Finance Committee. The resolution, first prefiled in the Senate back in December of 2012, is one of many that discusses the state of Georgia’s income tax policy and most importantly it provides a method to phase out the tax [...]
Yesterday the Georgia State Senate and House adjourned after its 4th full day of legislative action concluding with Governor Deal’s State of the State Address.
His address, which overlapped his intentions of committing to a $19 billion plus budget to provide for education, research, infrastructure, and specifically the Savannah River canal project, overshadowed a day of great [...]
Atlanta, GA–Students around the state of Georgia hope to receive an increase from the HOPE scholarship in 2013 if a proposal by Governor Nathan Deal receives approval by the State General Assembly in Atlanta. Unlike what most college undergrads and pre-K programs heard from the Governor a few years ago, the HOPE scholarship and grant [...]