Tag Archives: Jay Powell

House passes online retailers’ sales tax bill

House bill makes a move towards collecting state sales taxes for online purchases from internet retailers . . .

Tags: Jay Powell , Larry Walker , online sales , sales tax , upskirt photography

Deal on Medicaid expansion proposal: ‘We’re working through it’

Gov. Nathan Deal says he is at least looking at a Medicaid expansion proposal worked up by a Georgia Chamber of Commerce task force . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber , income tax credit , Jay Powell , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Terry England

Lawmakers are taking aim at the revenue department

Controversies over the agency’s administration ensure that legislators will be take a close look at revenue department activities in the upcoming General Assembly session . . .

Tags: administrative rules , beer wholesalers , craft brewers , David Ralston , Hunter Hill , Jay Powell , Lynne Riley , revenue department , sales tax refunds , Trey Kelley

Lawmakers have concerns about income tax cut

A proposal to raise the state sales tax in return for cutting the state income tax rates met with skepticism in a House committee hearing . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Jay Powell , John Carson , state income tax , state sales tax

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

Powell will replace Channell as Ways & Means chairman

In the latest round of House committee appointments. Rep. Jay Powell is named to replace Mickey Channell as chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee . . .

Tags: David Ralston , House committees , Jay Powell

Deal signs fee diversion bill, but says it doesn’t have to be enforced

Deal signs an environmental fee bill, then issues a signing statement that says a major portion of it can be ignored by the General Assembly . . .

Tags: Chad Nimmer , diversion of fees , hazardous waste trust fund , Jay Powell , landfill fees , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Effort to stop fee diversions is itself diverted

Lawmakers trying to stop the practice of diverting environmental fees into the general fund are foiled again . . .

Tags: ACCG , Ed Lindsey , fee diversions , GMA , Greenavations , human trafficking , Jay Powell , solar power , Todd Edwards

House unplugs bill prohibiting public internet service

A bill that would have stopped cities and counties from providing internet access to their residents hits a firewall in the House and is voted down . . .

Tags: broadband services , Debbie Buckner , internet access , Jay Powell , Mark Hamilton , Tom McCall

House passes fee diversion bill

The Georgia House passes legislation to stop the diversion of environmental fees into the general fund . . .

Tags: Jay Powell , state fees