Tag Archives: local governments

Senate bill sets process for incorporating cities

Legislators are trying to set up a consistent process for incorporating new municipalities in Georgia . . .

Tags: incorporate , legislative process , local governments , new cities , terms of office

Lawmakers focus on anti-immigrant bills

In the closing days of the session, lawmakers are moving several bills aimed at cracking down on immigrants in Georgia . . .

Tags: DACA , driver\'s licenses , immigrants , local governments , sanctuary cities

Senate vote scuttles local ‘call before you dig’ laws

Senate passes bill to pre-empt local government ordinances regulating utility relocations . . .

Tags: Frank Ginn , Lindsey Tippins , local governments , Renee Unterman , utility relocations

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

Transportation bill gets first committee exposure, already being revised

The bill that would extensively revise the state’s transportation taxes is already undergoing changes less than a week after it was officially introduced . . .

Tags: alternative fuel vehicles , Jay Roberts , local governments , motor fuel tax , transportation funding

GEFA awards $72.7 million for water projects

GEFA’s board of directors approves 19 loans and grants for local governments to build water and sewer facilities, including three reservoirs . . .

Tags: GEFA , local governments , reservoirs , water-sewer projects

Political Notes – Some local governments push back on gun access

The state’s “Guns everywhere” law is meeting some resistance among local governments and church leaders . . .

Tags: Alex Atwood , Augusta school board , Buford City Commission , Canton City Council , Catholic Church , coastal marshland buffers , EPD , gun carry law , local governments , Nathan Deal , Pardons and Parole Board , Terry Barnard

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

Senate gives final approval to cell tower bill

Legislation regulating how local governments handle the permitting process for cellular phone towers gets final adoption in the state Senate . . .

Tags: cellular phone towers , local governments

Facing loss of sales tax money, cities and counties reach agreements

Local governments agree on how to distribute local option sales tax revenues rather than risk losing the money . . .

Tags: local governments , local option sales tax , revenue department , Sam Olens