Hearings get underway after Kemp introduces proposed budget

It is the second week of the Georgia General Assembly and that means budget talks are underway. This year talks could get more intense as lawmakers look for ways to trim the budget and meet the challenge by Governor Brian Kemp to cut spending by 4 percent this fiscal year and another 6 percent in fiscal year 2021.

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Another record year for Georgia Tourism

The State Capitol Tuesday played host to the state’s annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day, which celebrates and recognizes the tourism and hospitality industries and the massive impact they have on the Georgia economy.

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Atlanta BeltLine CEO on the future of transit

When Atlanta voters approved a sales tax hike in 2016 to go towards transit expansion, the BeltLine was expected to be a key recipient.  After all, the trail as first conceived was meant to be a transit initiative to help Atlantans move around the city without needing to use its overcrowded roadways.

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Rent control in Georgia?

The Atlanta City Council this week submitted a request to the state legislature this week asking them to repeal the state’s prohibition on rent controls.  Citing rising housing costs, the Atlanta officials hope that allowing for rent control might lead to more affordable housing within city limits.  However, 81% of economists agree that rent control is a bad policy, one that decreases stock of rental units, driving the average price up not down, and actually further fuels gentrification rather than limiting it.  With a legislature that figures to be very reluctant to institute such a policy, the bid for rent control in Atlanta is SINKING…

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