For the last several months, Congressman Ferguson (GA-03) has been wildly optimistic about tax reform. He is wildly optimistic about a lot of things, really. As a former Congressional staffer, I speak from experience when I say that I know how easy it is to become jaded about the world we are living in. But
This week’s Courier Herald column. It’s is the latest in a series looking at efforts to cut and/or eliminate Georgia’s income tax. You can read earlier installments beginning here. With Labor Day safely in the rearview mirror it’s time for everyone to get back to work. For us here, it’s time to resume looking at
This week’s Courier Herald column. This is the third in a series discussing the state’s fiscal structure and income tax policy. You can see segment one and segment two here. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed Georgia’s income tax, which accounts for half of the revenue used to balance the state’s budget every
This week’s Courier Herald column: What are you going to believe? The facts, or what you know to be true? A bidding war seems to be breaking out among some of the Republican candidates for Governor with respect to who can cut state income taxes the most. Cutting taxes, is of course, a core mantra
Georgia will not be holding its tax-free weekend this August. WRDW has a crying Oprah GIF. The Macon Telegraph uses phrases like “Georgia shoppers will miss out” and “legislators shut down the sales tax-free weekend.” But is that really the case, or is this a surprisingly shrewd move from the Gold Dome? The annual tax-free weekend started
This week’s Courier Herald column: The members of the Georgia General Assembly left Atlanta at the end of March with quite a few tax proposals left sitting on their desks, rather than sending them on to the Governor’s. Under consideration was a bill that would have cut the top income tax rate marginally while increasing
This week’s Courier Herald column: JCPenney, once among the nation’s largest and proudest retailers, announced last week that it would be closing an additional 138 stores nationwide. Five Georgia stores, including those in Dublin, Macon, Milledgeville, Thomasville, and Tifton will be shuttered. While JCPenney has had recent struggles trying to define its brand and marketing
80,000 jobs and $4 billion-with-a-B in wages is nothing to sneeze at. For a 20 to 30% discount on their state income taxes, filmmakers, television producers and video game companies do their respective things in Georgia, and NOT in places like North Carolina, Louisiana, or Michigan. That tax break translated into 245 feature film and
UPDATE: Archived video of the event is below. At 3:00 P.M. today, Rep. Tom Price will deliver a keynote address at the Brookings Institution on reforms of the budgetary process. Price is, of course, Chairman of the House Budget Committee and has been focusing his committee hearings on reforming that arcane process for some time.
This week’s Courier Herald column: The flag draped coffin sitting in the Georgia Capitol’s rotunda indicated that it wasn’t business as usual last week. Yet it was not an overly somber occasion. Instead, it was the increasingly common break from politics as the interior of the gold dome was being used for yet another movie.