The Georgia Legislature once again tried to resurrect the idea of re-drawing the state’s northern border to gain access to more water. This time the governor wisely rejected the idea.
Tax Uber to Pay for Transit? In Georgia?
Weekly Links: Georgia lawmakers are getting serious about taxing Uber and Lyft to pay for transit. Also, when more women are included in the map-making process, maps end up better reflecting communities. And, Oregon imposes the first state-wide cap on rent increases.
Georgia Lawmakers Look to Ban Offshore Drilling
Weekly Links: Led by coastal lawmakers, a bi-partisan group in the Georgia Legislature pushes for a ban on offshore drilling. And, western US cities may soon look a little more like New York. Plus, new poll numbers show a minority of Gwinnett residents oppose MARTA expansion – unfortunately those people are most likely to get their voices heard.
The Georgia Legislature is About to Pass Some Bills Again
It’s that time again: the Georgia Legislature has once again convened to debate new laws. So far the legislature has proposed mandatory cybersecurity training for kids, guns in parks (no fireworks, though), and an expansion of
Decoding Georgia’s 2018 Ballot Questions – Updated with Results
Updated 11/07/2018 with election night results. From protecting the environment to the controversial issue of creating business courts, here’s what you need to know about those constitutional questions on your ballot.
Defying The Georgia Senate, Kroger Eliminates Plastic Bags
Three years after Tybee Island business owners objected to a proposed plastic bag ban and the Georgia Senate passed a bill prohibiting cities from adopting such bans, the nation’s largest grocer said it will eliminate plastic bags from all its stores.
Tenants Suffer Yet Another Loss at the Georgia Court of Appeals
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that landlords can severely limit legal actions against them by tenants. Even if you’re not a tenant, the decision is important because it’s another example of how consumers are routinely forced to forgo their access to the judicial system in order to participate in everyday transactions. Tenants did, though, score a major victory in the Georgia Legislature.
Are HOT Lanes Working? Sure, If You’re Wealthy
Dedicated pay-to-use lanes do alleviate traffic, but the benefits are significantly skewed towards the wealthy. We continue to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on HOT lanes while endlessly debating the funding of an actual necessity: transit.