Tag Archives: GMA

Lawmakers examine the incorporation process

The General Assembly thinks about developing a consistent procedure for handling requests to incorporate new municipalities . . .

Tags: ACCG , elena parent , GMA , incorporation , legislative study committees

Bill to prevent local bans on pit bulls muzzled in committee

Legislation preempting local ordinances that would prohibit specific breeds of dogs does not make it out of a House committee . . .

Tags: ACCG , Darlene Taylor , GMA , local dog ordinances , pit bulls

Local governments can still have vicious dog ordinances

Legislation that would prevent local governments from banning dangerous dogs is euthanized in a House subcommittee . . .

Tags: ACCG , dangerous dogs , Darlene Taylor , GMA , Jay Powell , local governments , pit bulls

Religious freedom bill stalls in Senate committee

The Senate’s religious freedom bill is tabled in committee after a dispute about whether the measure could be amended . . .

Tags: ACCG , Bill Cowsert , GMA , Josh McKoon , religious freedom

Local governments still unhappy with transportation tax

Opposition to the proposed transportation tax is still centered among local governments who stand to lose millions in tax revenues . . .

Tags: ACCG , Angela Palm , GMA , GSBA , Jay Roberts , motor fuel excise tax , Tom Gehl , transportation tax

Political Notes: The locals are grumbling about the transportation tax

Opposition from local governments to the proposed transportation tax bill is flaring up all across Georgia . . .

Tags: city governments , executive appointments , GMA , Jay Roberts , Nathan Deal , Ronnie Chance , The Hudson Group , transportation tax

Transportation tax bill: Bold move or ‘smash and grab’?

The battle lines are being drawn as the House leadership moves ahead with its transportation tax proposal . . .

Tags: ACCG , David Ralston , GMA , GSBA , highway projects , Jay Roberts , tax shift , transit , transportation tax

Lawmakers, lobbyists question EPA’s proposed water rule

Witnesses at a legislative hearing aren’t happy about EPA’s proposed new rule for the federal Clean Water Act . . .

Tags: ACCG , Bill Sapp , Clean Water Act , EPA , EPD , Frank Ginn , GMA , legislative hearing , Lynn Smith , Russ Pennington , Todd Edwards

Deal signs cell tower, work-based learning bills

Gov. Deal signs bills supporting work-based learning programs, negotiations with local governments over the location of new cellular transmission towers . . .

Tags: ACCG , cellular telephone firms , GMA , local governments , Nathan Deal , work-based learning programs

Cell tower bill nears final passage

Senate committee recommends passage of bill regulating the locations of cellular telephone transmission towers . . .

Tags: ACCG , cellphones , Don Parsons , GMA , transmission towers