Tag Archives: public-private projects

If you want better highways, you’ll have to pay for them

It’s a basic fact of governance: to provide the services your constituents expect, you have to levy taxes to pay for these services. Will Georgia’s lawmakers be able to do that? . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: highway construction , Jay Roberts , Keith Golden , public-private projects , Ray LaHood , taxes

Political Notes – Kemp hears about issues he has no control over

Secretary of State Brian Kemp gets complaints about Georgia’s alcoholic beverage regulations — an area in which his office has no involvement . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Chandler Massey , Jim Butler , Joel Wooten , Macon Beer Co. , public-private projects , three-tier system alcohol regulation , toll roads

Senate okays amendment capping state income tax rate

A constitutional amendment limiting the top income tax rate to 6 percent passes the Georgia Senate and heads to the House . . .

Tags: David Shafer , Hunter Hill , public-private projects , state income tax , Steve Henson

DOT board finalizes Northwest Corridor contract

The State Transportation Board gives final approval to a contract for the Northwest Corridor toll lanes project in Cobb and Cherokee counties . . .

Tags: DOT board , Northwest Corridor , public-private projects , toll lanes

House bill gives more power to development authorities

House passes measure that will allow local development authorities to provide bond financing for public-private projects . . .

Tags: bond financing , development authorities , Jay Powell , Mark Hatfield , public-private projects