The Chamber of Commerce was kind enough to invite me to its meeting here in Macon today. Unfortunately, I could not attend. However, my phone has been ringing off the hook today. Speaker Richardson talked about his tax plan this morning. Lt. Governor Cagle apparently was non-committal or luke warm regarding the proposal.
Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) is rumored to be about to go on the road to champion the plan. But, it may present some thorny issues for him and others. I’m hearing that the Association County Commissioners of Georgia is going to come out against the plan and, should it not, that a lot of local elected officials will without it. LIkewise, I would suspect the Chamber of Commerce will stay neutral on the plan.
The other rumor I hear derived from this morning’s meeting is that we may see a competing plan come out of the Senate. The initial reaction from some was that Art. III,