Chattanooga Times Free Press coverage of North Georgia is here.
The AJC is here with an interesting bit:
Candidates seeking seats in the Georgia General Assembly will sign affidavits this week, swearing to their qualifications to hold public office.
Among them is that their federal, state and local taxes are paid. At least that was the original intent of a 2002 constitutional amendment.
But it turns out the law has a provision that renders it essentially useless: Candidates or officeholders can’t be blocked from running unless a civil court rules first that they have defaulted on their taxes. The catch: These tax cases rarely end up in civil court.
If legislators were serious, they’d beef that up and close the loop hole.