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  • Georgia Gov. Deal signs tax bill sans Delta cuts

    03/03/2018 9:47:49 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 3/2/2018 | staff
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new tax bill into law Friday that fellow Republicans changed to punish Atlanta-based company Delta Airlines for dropping a special deal they offered to members of the National Rifle Association. The bill, which focused on allowing tax breaks for corporations bringing the state in line with the new federal tax code, would have allowed a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel. However, following the shooting a high school in Parkland, Florida which claimed 17 lives, Delta decided to drop ties with the organization which led to an angry backlash from prominent Georgia...
  • Vanity - Neil Cavuto, Delta Air Lines & the NRA.

    03/03/2018 8:01:46 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 54 replies
    Just witnessed FNC/FBN commentator Neil Cavuto dressing down the Lt. Governor of the State of Georgia for going after Delta Air Lines by withdrawing tax relief from aviation fuel used. Cavuto was threatening the Lt. Governor that Delta Air Lines might withdraw from doing business in Atlanta, Georgia as a result of these actions by the Georgia legislature and, move their operations, etc. to the state of New York at the request of the New York State Governor. This tax measure came about as a result of Delta Air Lines attacking the NRA, relative to the recent slaughter of innocent...
  • Georgia lawmakers yank tax break for Delta after airline cuts ties with NRA

    03/01/2018 2:40:42 PM PST · by tkocur · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 March 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Georgia lawmakers voted to nix a tax benefit for Atlanta-based Delta as part of a broader tax package approved Thursday, following the airline's decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association. The bill -- which includes a sweeping income tax cut -- cleared the state House on an overwhelming 135-24 vote, after being approved in the state Senate on a 44-10 vote. It now heads to the governor's desk. The final version dropped an earlier amendment that would have renewed a jet fuel tax exemption worth $50 million that was taken off the books in 2015. “Businesses have every...
  • Georgia Senate Moves to Punish Delta

    02/27/2018 6:05:29 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | February 26, 2018 | Gabrielle Levy
    Lawmakers stripped the airline of a $50 million jet fuel tax break to punish it for severing its relationship with the NRA. THE GEORGIA SENATE ON Monday moved to strip a generous tax benefit from Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines after the carrier cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the weekend. Republicans who control the state Senate voted to remove a $50 million jet fuel tax sale exemption out of a larger tax package that has already passed the state legislature, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The move came after Delta faced criticism from conservatives statewide, including Lt. Gov....
  • Protesters stage sit-in outside Governor's mansion (Georgia)

    07/11/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 14 replies
    wsbtv ^ | 07/11/2016 | Carl Willis
    Protesters have gathered for a fifth night, this time starting in Buckhead at the Lenox Square MARTA station. Channel 2’s Carl Willis is with the protesters who marched through Buckhead. Around 8:30 p.m., police began arresting protesters marching down Peachtree Road. There is no word yet on what they may be charged with. More protesters continued to march on. By About 9:30 p.m. the group had reached the Governor's mansion on West Paces Ferry Road.
  • Georgia Gov. Sides with Everytown: Vetoes Campus Carry

    05/04/2016 6:18:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5-4-2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    On May 3 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) took the action Everytown for Gun Safety had urged by vetoing campus carry legislation that had been on his desk for over a month. The legislation–HB 859–was passed by the Georgia House on February 22. On February 26, Deal took front and center in defending the bill, even suggesting that those who opposed it were using old arguments that had proven vacuous after other concealed carry expansions.
  • Governor Deal Vetos Campus Carry

    05/03/2016 3:19:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has vetoed HB 859, which would authorize the carry of concealed weapons by concealed carry permit holder on Georgia campuses. The bill was very popular in the legislature, passing with wide margins. The bill passed the House 113 to 59, and the Senate 37 to 17.From Governor Deal’s statement on the veto at georiga.gov: HB 859 seeks to amend O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1, which relates to the carrying of weapons within school safety zones. It would add an exception to the prohibition of carrying or possessing a weapon in such school zones, to “any licensed...
  • Nathan Deal On Religious Liberty: ‘I See What’s Happening In North Carolina, Mississippi’

    04/14/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 27 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/13/2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation lands on his desk. In his first interview since his veto two weeks ago of House Bill 757, Deal said Tuesday he’s concerned religious conservatives who plan to revive the measure next year will put Georgia through another contentious debate. “I don’t want to go through the same process all over...
  • The “Bigger Problems” of Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal

    04/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/10/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The Governor of my home state of Georgia, Nathan Deal, has been soundly, and frequently, taken to task for his recent “Craven Capitulation” on religious liberty. I don’t wish to rehash the merits of the very weak bill Deal rejected (it only protected churches, religious schools, and “integrated auxiliaries”), nor do I wish to highlight again the rampant ignorance and hypocrisy of those who lobbied Deal to veto religious liberty in Georgia. What I would like to do here is give some explanation as to why I believe Deal caved on the defining moral issue of his governorship.
  • Opposition to 'Campus Carry' Bill at UGA Grows

    03/31/2016 7:02:38 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 12 replies
    Flagpole ^ | March 29, 2016 | Blake Aued
    Members of the University of Georgia community continue to add their voices in opposition to House Bill 859, the “campus carry” bill that would allow guns on most parts of the UGA campus. In the past week, parents of children enrolled in UGA daycare facilities and the College of Education faculty Senate have written letters to Gov. Nathan Deal urging him to veto it. They’ve joined the university administration, University Council, Franklin College faculty Senate and numerous individual students and faculty members.
  • Gov. Nathan Deal Cowers Before Big Business, Gaystapo

    03/29/2016 9:12:35 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/28/16 | Mollie Hemingway
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed religious freedom legislation similar to that adopted by the federal government and nearly half of the states, he announced. He says he would have accepted the legislation if it only protected pastors, but can’t countenance the protection of other religious adherents who are not clergy. As with other religious freedom bills, Georgia’s had faced strong opposition from the media and corporations. The media, which tend to be ignorant, at best, of religious freedom, mischaracterized the bill as “anti-gay.” Corporations that manufacture or market their products in China, Saudi Arabia, and other locations with deadly...
  • Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto (Georgia)

    03/28/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 28 replies
    Mike Crane for Congress website ^ | 3/28/2016 | State Sen. Mike Crane
    Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto March 28, 2016 “Today, we saw exactly why our government needs committed conservatives who never stop fighting to protect the Constitution. The announcement by Governor Deal is another example of how the political class is bought and paid for by corporations and lobbyists. Rather than standing up and protecting the 1st Amendment, the political class would rather sacrifice those rights to keep the money flowing. It is fair to note, that Governor Deal voted in favor of the Federal RFRA when in Congress. A RFRA that is far stronger than what...
  • Gov. Nathan Deal kills Religious Freedom bill

    03/28/2016 10:07:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Atlanta. JC ^ | 3/28/16
    Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed the controversial Religious Freedom bill, saying it "contains language that causes me concern." “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which I and my family have been part of all of our lives,” Deal said.
  • Georgia governor vetoes religious exemptions bill on gay marriage

    03/28/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2016
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday said he will veto legislation shielding opponents of same-sex marriage, after a groundswell of opposition from companies threatening to boycott the state if it became law.The Republican announced his decision during a news conference in his office at the Georgia Capitol, saying, “I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state."Deal added, “I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in...
  • BREAKING: Nathan Deal will veto Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

    03/28/2016 7:19:56 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 182 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/28/16 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said he will veto the “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism from gay rights groups and business leaders and presented him with one of the most consequential challenges he’s faced since his election to Georgia’s top office. The measure “doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people,” the governor said Monday in prepared remarks. He said state legislators should leave freedom of religion and freedom of speech to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Georgia Guts Religious Freedom Bill

    03/23/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ryan T. Anders and Roger Severino
    On Wednesday night the Georgia legislature introduced new language to its religious freedom bill and passed the bill in mere hours. Haste makes waste. This new language significantly waters down a religious freedom bill that had real force even though it was, as we pointed out three weeks ago, already lacking in certain respects.
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower — featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell — would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyr’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • [GOP] Deal, Perdue each won with more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote

    11/08/2014 6:11:44 AM PST · by madprof98 · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/7/14 | Jeremy Redmon
    Republicans David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal each won more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote on their way to victory Tuesday despite staking out get-tough positions on illegal immigration, a new report shows. The Pew Research Center report shows Perdue defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn for his Senate seat with 42 percent of the Hispanic vote and 53 percent of the overall vote. Deal turned back a challenge from Democrat Jason Carter with 47 percent of the Hispanic vote and 53 percent of the overall vote. *** In exit poll surveys, Latino voters ranked the economy as the most...
  • Ted Cruz on Democratic ticket: It’s like ‘That ’70s Show’

    10/26/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 25, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    More GOP cavalry arrived in Georgia today as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal in Canton, invoking memories of long gas lines and stagflation as he attacked their Democratic rivals. “Here in Georgia, we’ve got on the ballot Jimmy Carter and Sam Nunn,” he said. “It’s like ‘That 70’s Show.'” The Texas firebrand echoed Perdue’s talking points by saying that an election of Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee, equals a stamp of approval for President Barack Obama’s agenda. Republicans need a net gain of six Senate seats to take control of the chamber, and...
  • WXIA Poll Shows Tight Race for GA Senate and Governor

    09/24/2014 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Bettyprob
    Peach Pundit ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Richards
    Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a makeshift boat carrying nine Cuban rafters landed in front of Key Biscayne’s multi-story oceanfront Mar Azul condominium. As the rafters – all men in their 20s, 30s and 40s - scrambled ashore, Mar Azul residents came out to take a peek, said Police Chief Charles Press. One condo resident shot video of the rafters as they walked away from the boat, which had inner tubes on the sides and what appeared to be an engine in the back. The words Brayan and Yoanni were painted on the back. Several were wearing soaked T-shirts, shirts and...