Politics

Chamber of Commerce breakfast April 6 features Rep. Westmoreland

Business leaders and Fayette residents are invited to hear an update from U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland at a breakfast sponsored by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 6 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. Read More»

Fayette: Ranked 7th most conservative-friendly in U.S.

You wouldn’t know it by counting the number of drivers occupying the left lanes on local roads, but Fayette County is one of the most right-leaning counties in the country, according to a Washington, D.C.-based news website, The Daily Caller. Read More»

Kemp to address Fayette County Republicans

Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, will be the guest speaker at the Fayette County Republican Party’s First Saturday breakfast in April. Read More»

Gov. Perdue: Health bill will hurt Ga., require new taxes or big service cuts

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

New taxes and fees ahead for individuals, businesses — timeline and details

The just-passed federal healthcare bill will cost Georgia an added $1 billion in Medicaid spending per year, “requiring either a tax hike or offsetting cuts to public safety, education and other core services of state government,” Governor Sonny Perdue said Monday. Read More»

Rep. Westmoreland: Healthcare vote fundamentally alters nation

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland

The Democrat victory on healthcare Sunday night “will fundamentally alter the nature of our nation by implementing a government takeover of healthcare that Americans don’t want and can’t afford,” said U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville). Read More»

Gov. Perdue urges "NO" vote on pending federal healthcare bill

Democrat Rep. Bishop’s healthcare vote important for Georgians to watch, Perdue says

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Saturday afternoon: Read More»

‘Tea Party’ bout: Bost vs. Steele

Local political activist Harold Bost had organized the political gathering of nearly 140 people last week, but he got some pushback from Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele over one of Bost's central contentions. Read More»

Foundation names Sen. Chance 'Legislator of the Year'

Foundation names Sen. Chance 'Legislator of the Year'

State Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, was recently presented with the Charles H. Barco Award by the Southeastern Legal Foundation as the 2010 Legislator of the Year. Read More»

Rep. Fludd pushes for better tax collection

State Rep. Virgil Fludd speaks at town hall meeting Feb. 27 in College Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Nearly 100 people attended a town hall meeting Saturday conducted by state Rep. Virgil Fludd. The meeting held at Creel Park in south Fulton County centered on transportation, education and potential ways to increase state tax revenues. Read More»

Perdue’s plan could force Fayette into tax

Fayette could vote down regional SPLOST and still be compelled to participate in tax

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s proposal for a potential regional 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects could be assessed on Fayette County even if voters within Fayette turn it down.

Under legislation supported by Perdue, the vote to authorize such an eight-year-long tax would be at the regional level. The legislation requires votes be tallied among all 10 combined counties in the Atlanta Regional Commission.

So even if Fayette votes down the sales tax, if the 10 counties in aggregate approve it, the tax will be assessed on Fayette residents and businesses regardless. Read More»

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