Governor Deal Announces Income Tax Cuts

The U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the largest tax reform plan in a generation. The reforms changed personal and corporate income tax rates, but also increased the standard deductions and altered or eliminated others. As a result, Georgia’s tax code didn’t match the federal tax code as closely (it has never

The Deal of the Deeds

This week Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council reached an agreement to transfer some of the Atlanta Public School property deeds possessed by the City of Atlanta back over to the schools.  The school system and city split in 1970 but some of the property ownership was still in question.  Under

Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 20

Good morning! “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is 50 years old! Here he is persuading (the initially prickly) Senator Joe Pastore (D-RI) why it is so important to fund educational public television: The St. Simons Land Trust received an anonymous $1 million donation. President Carter discusses his fears during his wife Rosalynn’s “very serious” surgery this weekend.

Losing The Politics of School Choice

This week’s Courier Herald column: School Choice has been a stated policy goal of the Republican Party and most GOP candidates since before control of the Governor’s mansion switched hands in 2002. Some progress has been made. State Charter Schools were formed, then re-authorized after losing a Supreme Court case and winning on the ballot