Speaker Presumptive David Ralston has gone on record saying taxes will not go up to solve the budget cruch the state is facing.
Today comes this news.
Gwinnett County magistrate judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting officials in Snellville from issuing licenses for Sunday alcohol sales.
Gwinnett County Commission Snellville City Council authorized Sunday “by the drink” sales in restaurants, but some citizens say they did it improperly.
These things are related. If we are going to make up lost dollars, though not a panacea, why not expand the tax base instead of increasing taxes. Allowing Sunday sales referenda in counties to permit the sales of alcohol at grocery stories and liquor stories on Sundays would increase revenue without raising the tax rate.
Certainly it won’t make up a huge deficit. But it is one way to help close the gap.
UPDATE: Fixed to reflect it was Snellville. Second, a Superior Court Judge emails to ask how a magistrate judge has the power to issue a TRO? Answer: they don’t. So does anybody know what gives?