Fulton Co. property tax hike triggers uproar

On August 1st the county commission of Georgia’s most populous county voted 4-3 to approve a millage rate of 10.2 that over-funds Fulton County’s 2018 budget by a whopping $20 million. Chairman Robb Pitts, along with Commissioners Hall, Arrington, and...

Atlanta Cyberattack Proves Costly

The final cost for the cyberattack that crippled the City of Atlanta’s court systems and watershed department could wind up costing taxpayers big – to the tune of nearly $20 million.  The March attack, which saw hackers ask for roughly $50,000 in bitcoin...

Abrams gets radical on HOPE Scholarships

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, during a Dalton campaign appearance, reportedly said that illegal immigrants have a “right” to the HOPE Scholarship– a merit-based scholarship reserved for Georgia students who have demonstrated top...

Special election to cost county $500k

According to county officials, the special election next March where Gwinnett County residents will vote on whether to approve a sales tax increase to fund MARTA will cost roughly $500,000.  The Gwinnett Commission argued over when to hold the vote, with some...

Deal’s popularity soars

Governor Nathan Deal may only have a few months left in office, but as he prepares to leave his popularity has never been higher.  According to a poll from the Morning Consult, Deal is the 9th best liked governor in the country with a 56% approval rating compared to...

World Congress Center Expanding

The Georgia World Congress Center this week broke ground on a new $55 million expansion project – its first of this magnitude since 2002.  The 100,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will link buildings B and C, creating a continuous one million sq. ft.+ space that will be...

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