House and Senate Republicans are working furiously this afternoon to massage the proposed tax overhaul into a form that will fly with wary members of both GOP caucuses.
One reason for the sudden footwork is this e-mail from the top lobbyist for the Georgia Baptist Convention, sent to its massive network of churches:
The new Georgia Tax Policy that is being debated in the GA House of Representatives today will not allow tax deductions for charity or church giving. It is important that you contact your House of Representatives member today and tell them you are opposed to that change in the GA Tax Policy.
…It is urgent that you do this today and send this information to your contacts as well so they can do the same.
H. Ray Newman
Ethics and Public Affairs
Georgia Baptist Convention
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider