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Legislators to look at payments to tax commissioners

Special to SEGAZINE

Under an agreement between Villa Rica and the county, $1 of the city taxes on each parcel goes directly into the pocket of Carroll County Tax Commissioner Vickie Bearden. Not paid to the county, but to the commissioner, in addition to her county salary.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Rep. Austin Scott speaks in Thomasville
Scott, a first-term Republican, made it clear that he believes Syria is not a burning issue for the U.S. He believes President Obama is using the recent chemical attack on civilians there as a distraction from pressing issues at home.
Source: Tifton Gazette

Barge to base gubernatorial campaign on education, job growth
Said Barge, “I’ve been frustrated with the lack of support that’s coming out of the governor’s office for public education. I’ve been frustrated with the questionable ethics that I’ve seen, and, really, when you look at the basis of our platform, it’s education and economic development. It’s really tough to sustain any real economic development when you don’t have a support vision for education in your state, and you don’t run your state ethically.”
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Political Notebook, Macon: Banking on a split decision
“Early voting to choose leaders for Macon-Bibb County’s consolidated government is underway, but the big voting day won’t come until Sept. 17. Even so, the League of Women Voters of Macon has already decided how the mayor’s race is going to go down.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

A look at political signs: What their designs say about the candidates in Macon-Bibb mayoral race
A look at color and design of signs used by candidates.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

Sen. Loudermilk resigns seat to campaign for U.S. Rep. Gingrey’s seat
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/Saturday

First Senate campaign ad launched by Karen Handel
Former Secretary of State Karen Handel began airing the 60-second commercials Thursday in the hometowns of three congressmen also contending for the Republican nomination.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Political Insider: Overlap between Deal and big-money PAC said to be ‘coincidental’
“The big-money fund set up by allies of Gov. Nathan Deal has no official ties to the governor – and couldn’t legally do so – but an awful lot of the same benefactors and recipients.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Political Insider: Michelle Nunn backs Syria strike
“Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn is backing a military strike on Syria. The move aligns her with Georgia’s current senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, whom she cites by name, as well as President Barack Obama, whom she does not mention. It should be noted that Isakson has been more critical of Obama’s strategy, or lack thereof, and is not a sure “yes” when the vote happens next week.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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