Tag Archives: John Carson

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

Political Notes – No sign of weakness in Trump’s poll numbers

Donald Trump is still going like gangbusters among Republican primary voters in the latest Fox poll . . .

Tags: Donald Trump , Fox poll , HOPE study committee , John Carson , passenger rail service , Robert Reichert , state income tax reduction

House bill would cut income tax, raise sales tax

House Republicans propose a huge cut in the state income tax rate, offset partly by an increase in the state sales tax . . .

Tags: David Ralston , John Carson , state income tax , state sales tax , transportation tax

Georgia eyes possible regulations for ridesharing services

Georgia lawmakers will consider a proposal to regulate rideshare services like Uber and Lyft . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , John Carson , limousines , Lyft , rideshare services , taxis , Uber

Senate passes timber theft, slow driver bills

Senate approves House bills that boost penalties for timber theft, restrict slow drivers in passing lanes, and permanently repeal an estate tax that hasn’t been collected since 2004 . . .

Tags: Bill Hitchens , Charlie Bethel , Chuck Williams , John Carson , slow drivers , Steve Henson , timber theft , Tommie Williams

House defeats fractional SPLOST tax bill

Rep. John Carson’s proposal to levy fractional sales taxes falls short in a House vote . . .

Tags: Fractional sales tax , John Carson , TSPLOST

House panel kills bill to hold down nuke charges

House subcommittee kills Rep. Jeff Chapman’s bill to keep Georgia Power from running up the costs of Plant Vogtle and making a profit on the cost overruns . . .

Tags: AARP , Chuck Martin , cost overruns , Debbie Dooley , Georgia Power , Jeff Chapman , John Carson , Kevin Greene , nuclear plants , Plant Vogtle

Political Notes – Hill compares hospital tax to ‘pimps’ and ‘crack’

Sen. Judson Hill uses some colorful language to describe the hospital provider tax that legislators will consider next session; Sen. Johnny Isakson sounds optimistic that the federal government won’t be going over a “cliff” . . .

Tags: Grover Norquist , hospital provider tax , John Carson , Johnny Isakson , Judson Hill , Keith Parker , MARTA , Mike Jacobs

Carson wins Cobb House seat in runoff

Finance manager John Carson is the voters’ choice to replace the late Bobby Franklin in the Georgia House . . .

Tags: Bobby Franklin , Georgia House , John Carson , Robert Lamutt , special election runoff

Political Notes – Cain says electric fence proposal a ‘joke’

Herman Cain says his proposal to curb immigration by installing an electric fence along the border that would kill people crossing into the U.S. was just a ‘joke’ . . .

Tags: electric fence , Herman Cain , immigration , John Carson , Lee Hawkins , Renee Unterman , Rick Austin , Robert Lamutt , special legislative elections , toll lanes