Tag Archives: Judson Hill

Senate approves tax break for Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center will get a tax break worth $750,000 under legislation passed Tuesday by the Georgia Center . . .

Tags: Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , physician advertising , Renee Unterman , Steve Henson , tax breaks , Woodruff Arts Center

Hill’s income tax cut bill passes Senate

Senate adopts legislation that would reduce Georgia’s top income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.4 percent . . .

Tags: income tax rates , Judson Hill

Senate passes budget limit amendment

Senate measures would cap the state budget at current revenue levels, cut state’s income tax rates . . .

Tags: budget limits , elena parent , Judson Hill , state income tax , state revenues

Political Notes – Reed poaches a top official from Cobb County

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gets some payback for Cobb County luring away the Atlanta Braves . . .

Tags: Cobb County , EPA lawsuit , Faye DiMassimo , Judson Hill , Kasim Reed , Sam Olens , Vietnam soldiers

Teachers’ pension revision stalls, but Iran is still on the table

A bill that would phase out the current teachers retirement system does not move forward in the Senate Retirement Committee . . .

Tags: ERS , Judson Hill , Paul Battles , state pension systems , teacher pensions , TRS

Political Notes – For Senate Republicans, the magic number is 20

Senate Republicans are getting some intense, behind-the-scenes lobbying as they get closer to the date for electing new caucus leaders . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Board of Regents , Butch Miller , David Shafer , John Albers , Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , Ricardo Azziz , Senate Republicans

Senate bill prohibits funding of abortions

Senate Republicans pass legislation that would prevent Obamacare insurance policies from covering abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest . . .

Tags: abortion coverage , ACA , John Albers , Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , Nan Orrock , Obamacare , Valencia Seay

Political Notes – Spencer is only repeating what Judson Hill already said

Rep. Jason Spencer’s comparison of hospitals that accept Medicaid payments to “crack addicts” causes a ruckus, but is not even an original remark . . .

Tags: Benghazi , crack , hospitals , Jason Spencer , Judson Hill , Lynn Westmoreland , Medicaid , New York Times , population ranking

Analysts say Ga. income tax could be replaced with 14 percent sales tax

Georgia’s income tax could be eliminated and revenue neutrality maintained with a sales tax of 14.5 percent, tax analysts told a legislative study committee . . .

Tags: Georgia Budget and Policy Institute , Judson Hill , state income tax , state sales tax , state tax system

Political Notes – Pushback against Deal in Cherokee County

The Cherokee County school system reaffirms its support of Common Core curriculum standards, contrary to Gov. Deal’s recent actions; GOP poll shows strong opposition to the idea of shutting down the federal government over Obamacare . . .

Tags: Cherokee County school board , Common Core , David Lucas , federal government shutdown , Judson Hill , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , trade mission