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Archive for November, 2008
Two bills to freeze or limit home assessment increases in hopes of holding down property taxes have been pre-filed for the upcoming General Assembly session.
Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta) pre-filed a proposal backed by House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons Island) to cap possible property assessment increases at 3 percent or the rate ofÂ inflation. A similar bill passed the state Senate last year.Rep. Kevin Levitas (D-Atlanta), pre-filed a bill to effectively freeze assessments at the price the homeowner paid for their home.
Some kind of assessment freeze or cap is likely to win approval during the 2009 General Assembly session after years of lawmaker complaints about rising property taxes.
Well, considering that the General Assembly went to great lengths last year to try to get rid of all ad valorem taxes and even attempt to get the income tax reduced/eliminated in favor of higher sales taxes, they’re going to have to do something or lose a lot of credibility here in the State.
From our peachpundit.com friends:
Come celebrate your Second Amendment Rights with
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss
& NRA Executive Vice President
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry, GA 31069
PLEASE RSVP TOÂ RSVP@saxby.orgÂ and indicate â€œNRA Rallyâ€ or call (678) 589-4888
There is also a rallying cry for citizens to call their Representative(s) and Senators concerning the eligibility issue. In theory, at least one Representative and one Senator are required to challenge a Presidential candidate’s eligibility when Congress meets in joint session on January 9, 2009 to officially tally the Electoral College votes; here are the respective links to find yours:
Apparently, ladies and gentlemen, word is going to get out about this in the mainstream media, one way or the other.
Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, according to sources close to Americaâ€™s president-elect. …
We The People Foundation reports today that their Open Letter to Mr. ObamaÂ could still be published if they don’t raise $90,000 this week (to date, they’re atÂ $20,818.01):
Absent a dramatic increase in the level of donations during the next few days, it will be necessary to publish the ad in a regional edition of USA TODAY, or in a major newspaper other than USA TODAY. Â Â
We will proceed accordingly.
All donations received by the WTP Foundation since October 31, 2008 are being used for the publication of the Open Letter.