Category Archives: State Sen. David Shafer

Medical Cannabis Oil Bill Headed to Gov. Deal’s Desk


(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 the Georgia Senate passed HB 1, Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 48 to 6.  On Wednesday, March 25, the Georgia House passed HB 1 by a vote of 160 to 1.   Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order on Friday, March 27, directing state agencies to begin preparing for […]

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Income Tax Cap Referendum, if Passed, Takes Progressivity Off Table

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale  (APN) ATLANTA — This November 2014, Georgians will have a chance to vote on a Constitutional Amendment ballot referendum that will cap the income tax at its current level of 6 percent.     The referendum title is simple enough: “To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate effect January 1, […]

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