Tag Archives: Paul Battles

‘Pastor protection’ bill passes, more religious bills are on the way

House unanimously adopts bill to give legal protections to ministers who don’t want to perform same-sex marriages . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Kevin Tanner , pastor protection bill , Paul Battles , religious freedom , same-sex marriages

Lawmakers will try again to fix the title tax law

Three years after it became law, Georgia’s Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) has run into several problems that legislators want to resolve . . .

Tags: Bill Morie , car dealers , Chuck Martin , GADA , Paul Battles , TAVT , Trey Kelley , Virgil Fludd

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

Deal’s office working on late-session tax break for Mercedes

The governor’s office may try to add a last-minute amendment to an unrelated bill to provide a tax break for the automaker . . .

Tags: leased cars , Mercedes , Nathan Deal , Paul Battles , tax breaks

Legislative committees review – and keep moving – pension bills

The retirement committees agree to pass along bills that would revise the state’s various pension plans . . .

Tags: Fran Millar , House Retirement Committee , Paul Battles , Senate Retirement Committee , state pension plans

On the campaign trail: More attention for down-ballot races?

Two races for the Public Service Commission are the statewide races that will be at the top of Georgia’s election ballot this year . . .

Tags: Arthur Ferdinand , Ben Watson , Chuck Eaton , Fulton County Tax Commissioner , Georgia Court of Appeals , Georgia Supreme Court , Jack Murphy , Paul Battles , PSC , R. J. Morris , Stan Wise

It’s always deja vu all over again in the General Assembly

What goes around our Legislature is sure to come around again, and again and again and again . . .

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