The Libertarian Party of Georgia is out today with its legislative agenda.
No big surprises – the group endorses elimination of the corporate income tax, zero-based budgeting, Sunday sales of beer and wine, and so on. Read the entire platform here.
The most innovative idea may be this proposed adjustment to the use of special local option sales taxes – which are becoming a larger part of local government funding:
Many counties and cities depend on the funds from this tax and we offer the following to allow for better implementation. We offer that fractions of a percent, .5%, .25%, and .1%, rather than an entire percent be available as options for counties to consider.
We also advocate that the referendums to determine a SPLOST’s passage or failure only occur during even-numbered years’ general elections to allow for the greatest number of citizens affected to vote on the measure. Both of these proposals provide more accountability to the voters and allow for more flexibility to address actual special projects.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider