Voters to have say on fees direction

Dedicated readers are no doubt aware there is an election coming up in November. A big one. It could potentially be the largest election ever and have the highest turnout percentage in decades. Among the many items on the ballot for Georgia voters this year is the Georgia Dedicating Tax and Fee Revenue Amendment. 

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McMurry talks transit data, budget updates at ACEC roundtable

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC) on Thursday hosted Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, who gave an update on the state’s transit patterns in the face of the pandemic as well as a look at the upcoming budget process, which obviously will be a bit more complex than in a normal year.

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Weekend brings twists in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District

Don’t blink — you might miss the latest developments in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Going into last week almost everyone knew that Congressman Tom Graves was going to retire, and that Republican nominee Marjorie Taylor Greene was favored to win the seat in the Republican-heavy Congressional district.

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State leaders scramble as Census deadline approaches

The deadline for the 2020 Census is quickly approaching, and state leaders are joining efforts to encourage participation. As of last week, Georgia continued to lag behind much of the nation when it comes to households counted. And with a deadline of September 30, Georgia stands to lose funding.

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Former Senate leader under investigation

Last week news broke that an ethics investigation into some $630,000 of missing campaign cash belonging to former state Sen. Don Balfour was being dismissed due to a loophole that said too much time had passed since he left office in 2015.  Not so fast, said Jake Evans, chairman of the state ethics commission, who this week made the motion to reject that dismissal, reopening an ethics investigation into hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars that by law must be accounted for – leftover money must be returned to donors or donated to other campaigns or non-profits.  Now Balfour’s campaign account sits empty, but with no record of where the money went, observers are calling foul play.  More to come on this story as it continues to DRIFT…

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