Tag Archives: Kia

Tax breaks passed for historic buildings, aquariums

The House of Representatives approves two tax break bills along with legislation that would allow Kia to bypass the state’s competitive bidding requirements in selling vehicles to government agencies . . .

Tags: Georgia Aquarium , historic structures , Kia , tax breaks

Political Notes – Drug-testing bill could trigger a lawsuit

Litigation is being prepared in anticipation of Gov. Nathan Deal signing into law the requirement that welfare applicants undergo a drug screening test . . .

Tags: drug testing , ethics laws , Ford , Fourth Amendment , Gerry Weber , Kia , Nathan Deal , Ron Jackson , Sam Olens , TANF , Technical College System , Tex McIver , unemployment benefits

Political Notes – Another jobs boost coming from Korea

Another Korean automotive business, Mando Corp., will open a new facility in the West Georgia area; differing responses to the end of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ . . .

Tags: Chip Rogers , delinquent tax payments , Kia , Mando , Nathan Deal

Here's why the rich get richer

In an interesting report out of Troup County, it appears that local government officials are complaining because the state Department of Transportation won’t pay the full costs of resurfacing the access roads to the proposed Kia auto assembly plant (a repair project with an estimated cost of about $1 million).

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: industry incentives , Kia , Perdue

Bribing big business

Kudos to Carrie Teegardin for an excellent article in the Journal-Constitution detailing the state’s offer of $96 million to persuade NCR to relocate its corporate headquarters to Gwinnett County and open a manufacturing plant in Columbus.

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: economic development , financial incentives , Kia , NCR , Sonny Perdue