Author Archives: Sheffie Robinson

White House Says Trump Paid $38 Million In Federal Taxes In 2005

A White House official said Tuesday that President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes back in 2005 ahead of a MSNBC report on the “The Rachel Maddow Show” about his returns, reports CNN. From CNN: The $38 million was in addition to “paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes,” ...

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A flood of new tax bills could vex Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed dozens of measures since taking office that carve out hundreds of millions of dollars in special tax breaks. But he’s opposed more substantive changes to the tax code that powerful Republican lawmakers have long championed. Deal recently warned candidates aiming to replace him when he leaves office in 2019 to defy the “temptation” of broad ...

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Gingrich on a plot against Trump: ‘Of course, the deep state exists’

With the help of a former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker, the Associated Press has tackled the notion of a “deep state” conspiracy against the Trump administration. Here’s one thing that might be worth remembering, and goes unmentioned in the piece below: Just last October, during the final throes of the 2016 presidential campaign, it was the Hillary Clinton ...

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Your tip sheet: A record $25 billion state budget

Days remaining in the 2017 legislative session: 7 Both chambers go in at 10 a.m., but all eyes will on the Senate. That’s because the chamber is expected to back a record $25 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes pay raises for 200,000 teachers and state employees and more than $1 billion worth of new construction ...

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Republicans assail Ossoff’s work with Al-Jazeera in Georgia’s Sixth

Republicans have seized on a new line of attack against Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign for Georgia’s Sixth District, questioning his documentary work for the Al Jazeera TV network. Former Johns Creek councilman Bob Gray, who has increasingly targeted Ossoff, launched a web ad this week with footage of the Democrat in Han Solo garb while in college. In white text, ...

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Deal worries House health plan would ‘punish’ states, lawmaker pledges help on the way

As Gov. Nathan Deal raised concerns again this week that the House GOP healthcare plan could “punish” Georgia and other states that didn’t expand the Medicaid program, a leading Georgia supporter of the plan urged patience. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is Georgia’s sole member on the House’s Energy Committee, and he’s voted twice to approve the plan to replace the Affordable ...

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Lawmaker: Under GOP health care bill, Georgia would be ‘significantly punished’

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, will be making the rounds at the state Capitol on Wednesday. He’s already put himself forward as a fan of the House Republican bid to replace the Affordable Care Act, and will probably make the case to state lawmakers this morning. Some people will take some convincing. In a morning piece by Andy Miller of ...

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East Point firefighter's vehicles hit by vandals

Some East Point firefighters are scratching their heads, wondering why someone would trash their vehicles while they slept. It happened in the parking lot of fire station four on Ben Hill Drive early Tuesday morning. WATCH: Vandals strike near an East Point fire station leave glass littering in the wake East Point Police said someone bashed out windows from three ...

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Duluth Police seek eagle-eyed volunteers

The Duluth Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to help fight crime. Officers hope more residents will step up to spot suspicious activity on dozens of city cameras, as a part of the Virtual Patrol Program. WATCH: Duluth wants your eyes… to fight crime! “I just love technology. I really enjoy paying back the city ...

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Water main break blocks busy DeKalb County intersection

Officials in DeKalb County are spending early Wednesday morning repairing a water main break near a busy intersection. The break happened Tuesday night along Beech Drive at Memorial Drive. County officials said a 36-inch main broke and caused a large cave-in at the intersection. Beech Road is expected to be closed for the next few days and traffic cones are ...

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