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What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Senator Staton Earns Perfect Score, A+ from Americans for Prosperity

Senator Staton Earns Perfect Score, A+ from Americans for Prosperity

 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of Georgia’s most influential conservative grassroots organizations, has awarded Sen. Cecil Staton a perfect score and an A+ Rating on its 2011- 2012 General Assembly Score Card. The scorecard recognizes elected officials on both the state and national level who are dedicated to fulfilling Americans for Prosperity’s core values: economic freedom and limited government. 

Monroe County Candidates Qualify for July Primary

Election season officially begins as qualifying ended Friday at noon.

Contested races include the seat for County Commission Chairman, Chief Magistrate Judge and County Commission District 1.

The following qualified:

Tax Commissioner

Austin Scott Facing Free Ride to Second Term

 

Austin Scott apparently has a free ride to a second term in Congress.

No Republicans or Democrats qualified to challenge the Republican from Ashburn in the Eighth Congressional District. Qualifying for Georgia's congressional races ended at noon Friday.

Races Set for 10 General Assembly Seats

Central Georgia voters will decide five state House races and five Senate races during this election season.

Meanwhile, 10 representatives and three senators face no opposition.

Qualifying for the state Senate and state Representative races ended at noon Friday.

Here are the qualifiers.

In State Senate District 18, incumbent Cecil Staton, a Macon Republican, has a challenger:Thomaston physician Spencer Price. They'll meet in the July 31 Republican primary and the winner has no opposition in November.

Senator Cecil Staton Earns Perfect Score and A+ from Georgia Chamber

Senator Cecil Staton Earns Perfect Score and A+ from Georgia Chamber

 

ATLANTA – Sen. Cecil Staton (R- Macon) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2012 Legislative Session.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Georgia Chamber for my efforts to enact pro-business legislation aimed at strengthening Georgia’s private sector and our economy,” said Sen. Staton. “Serving as a member of the Senate Rules, Senate Appropriations, Senate Finance and Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committees, as well as Majority Whip, it was a privilege to work with legislators and interested stakeholders to make Georgia a better place to live, work and do business.”

Sen. Cecil Staton: "Eliminating the 'Marriage Penalty on Georgia Families"

Sen. Cecil Staton: "Eliminating the 'Marriage Penalty on Georgia Families"

by Senator Cecil Staton

 

The landmark tax reform package passed during the 2012 legislative session has been touted as being good for business. Companies seeking to relocate or expand operations in Georgia will now be able to take advantage of several key incentives that reduce the corporate tax burden, promote industry growth and advance opportunity.

However, HB 386 is a bill that is also good for families. While the elimination of the vehicle ad valorem, or “birthday tax”, has received quite a bit of attention, there are several other components of the bill that will positively impact families. One in particular is the increased individual personal exemption for married couples who jointly file from $5,400 to $7,000—effectively removing the in-state “marriage penalty” for Georgians.