Monthly Archives: January 2011

“How To Stop The Candy Shop” Tonight On WPBA.

Tweet Tonight at 8 and 10 PM, WPBA will air the program “How To Stop The Candy Shop.” PBA30 TV will broadcast How To Stop The Candy Shop, a special one-hour presentation at 8PM on January 30th, 2011, with an encore presentation that same evening at 10PM. The first half hour will feature the world…

Legislative Recap: Week Three

Tweet Monday, January 24th marked the beginning of the third week of the 2011 legislative session. Traditionally the third week is a time when committees begin to meet to review and amend legislation. While passing a balanced state budget is still our number one priority, other vital issues remain at the forefront of this year’s…

Legislative Recap: Week One

Tweet Despite the snow storm of this week the Legislature convened on Monday. According to Georgia’s Constitution, the Georgia General Assembly is required to convene for its annual 40 day legislative session each year on the second Monday in January.  I was honored to have been sworn in (along with the other 180 members of the House)…

Should The State Of Georgia Buy More Snow Plows?

Tweet I was asked that question by 11Alive’s Doug Richards yesterday. My thought is that we should not. Too often, bad public policy is made in the wake of extraordinary circumstances. I’ve lived in Georgia since 1976 and can’t recall two major snowstorms hitting the metro-Atlanta area within weeks of each other. Budgeting to account…

Tax Reform Proposal Released

Tweet The Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians has completed their study of Georgia’s current tax system and has made it’s recommendation. The entire report can be read here (in pdf). Here is the summary of their recommendations from page 5 of the report: Personal Income Tax: Simplify and Minimize Adjustments; Reduction…

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