Thursday, August 23, 2007

Essig to Speak in Macon

The mere mention of the word "taxes" may make you either yawn, start looking for an exit or both, but next year, Georgians are going to wish they'd paid attention. Some of the tax proposals that are slated to be debated during next year's legislative session could dramatically impact your pocketbook-and not necessarily in a good way. Plus, if Speaker Richardson has his way, taxing authority will dramatically shift away from local governments to Atlanta. It's fair to point out that the person in Atlanta that holds the purse strings most firmly is the Speaker of the House, a position that will become even more powerful if Richardson gets his way. You can see where this is going.

Next Friday, you have an opportunity to learn more about these issues. On Friday, August 31 at noon, Alan Essig, executive director of The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will be the guest speaker for Politics and Lunch, a monthly lunch and learn program in Macon. The luncheon will be held at The Power Station at 1015 Riverside Drive in Macon. Essig will address the various tax proposals that are likely to be debated in the legislature in 2008. The cost, including your lunch is $10.00. To make reservations, please contact Amy Morton at (478) 741-1138 or AmyMorton@aol.com .

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