Constitutional change to protect trust funds clears Georgia House

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14 February 2018 19:55:03 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

A constitutional amendment aimed at discouraging state budget writers from redirecting money dedicated for specific purposes to general use easily cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Wednesday. Full article on Constitutional change to protect trust funds clears Georgia House

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Georgia lawmakers may load up ballot with constitutional changes

2.1533563 29 January 2018 12:37:09 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Election years in Georgia are almost never just about picking candidates, and 2018 is shaping up to be no exception.

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Georgia House panel OKs referendum on protecting state trust funds

1.0866263 26 January 2018 16:46:16 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia voters may get to decide this fall whether to protect the state's various trust funds from being raided by cash-strapped future governors and legislatures.

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Stronger protections for pregnant women clear House

0.9335366 24 May 2017 13:26:13 News - The Bulletin

HARTFORD — Legislation that advocates say will strengthen workplace protections for pregnant women in Connecticut has cleared the House of Representatives.House members approved the bill Tuesday on a bipartisan 120-30 vote. It now moves to the Senate for further action.Under the bill, employers would be required to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers, such as allowing them to sit while working or take more frequent breaks. The bill also prohibits

Vice All News Time24 May 2017 13:26:13


Music industry tax breaks clear Georgia House

0.931394 03 March 2017 23:24:57 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Georgia House of Representatives approved a tax break Friday targeting the state's music industry. House Bill 155, which passed 157-11 and now moves to the state Senate, would offer a 15 percent tax credit for live musical or theatrical performances in Georgia that spend at least $500,000 in a taxable year. Recorded musical performances incorporated into a film, television or interactive entertainment production would get the credit on all spending of at least $250,000 while other recorded musical…

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Support Alabama Housing Trust Fund

0.90693086 20 March 2016 06:45:09 www.dothaneagle.com - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

I appreciated the March 4 article by Ebony Davis that brought light to the growing crisis of homelessness in our community. Our recent Point in Time Count found 500 residents in our Wiregrass region t

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New religious freedom bill clears Georgia House

0.87973005 17 March 2016 00:01:59 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Georgia House approved a new version of religious freedom legislation late Wednesday that supporters called a compromise but that still left opponents dissatisfied. The bill, which passed 104-65 largely along party lines, includes a “pastor-protection” version previously approved by the House earlier this year that would prevent pastors from being required to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. But it goes further by incorporating elements…

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Casino gambling clears Georgia House committee

0.8786394 26 February 2016 03:26:32 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

A proposed statewide referendum on legalizing casino gambling in Georgia cleared a key hurdle Thursday. A committee in the state House of Representatives unanimously approved a constitutional amendment calling for the statewide vote this fall as well as a 71-page “enabling” bill calling for four “destination” resorts that would include not only casinos but hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. Under a new version of the enabling bill, 20 percent of gross gaming revenues from each casino…

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MARTA bill clears Georgia Senate with surprise change

0.8736403 01 April 2015 18:52:42 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

MARTA would gain more spending flexibility and could end up with more taxing leeway under legislation passed by the Georgia Senate. Senators voted at around midnight Tuesday to permanently abolish the so-called “50/50 split” in the disposition of sales tax revenue the transit agency collects from the city of Atlanta and Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties. The restriction limits MARTA to spending no more than 50 percent of that revenue on operations. The other 50 percent must be put toward…

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Tesla bill clears Georgia House

0.8397752 14 March 2015 01:29:33 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Compromise legislation that cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Friday night would take the wraps off the sales of Tesla all-electric sedans in Georgia. The bill, which passed 170-3, would let Tesla open up to five dealerships in Georgia that could sell an unlimited number of cars. Current law does not allow Tesla to sell directly to buyers and caps the number of Teslas that may be sold in the Peach State to 150. The Georgia Automotive Dealers Association, which had opposed past attempts…

Vice All News Time14 March 2015 01:29:33


Compromise Uber, Lyft bill clears Georgia House

0.80017424 11 March 2015 23:35:19 Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

After two years of wrangling, the Georgia House of Representatives passed compromise legislation Wednesday aimed at putting app-based ride-sharing services under the same regulations as taxicabs and limousines. The bill, which was approved 160-10, would require drivers for companies including Uber and Lyft, to undergo background checks. During the last two legislative sessions, lawmakers have raised concerns for the safety of passengers of ride-sharing companies, citing media reports of crimes allegedly…

Vice All News Time11 March 2015 23:35:19