The bill, which passed the House last month, would create a council including outgoing Gov. Sonny Perdue, several leading economists, the chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the chairman of the state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, and four other members to be appointed by the lieutenant governor and speaker of the House.
The council would recommend changes to the tax laws to a special legislative committee, whose job during the 2011 session would be to craft those suggestions into a tax reform bill.
That legislation then would go to the House or Senate for an up-or-down vote, meaning lawmakers would not be allowed to propose any amendments.
Emphasis mine. Perdue gets to be on the council? With eight years of fiscal mismanagement under his belt, his “contributions” to the council will, no doubt, be breathtaking. More details here from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Of course, he may just veto the bill for the tax reform study if he doesn’t want to have to work anymore come November. Which may be a good thing for us all in the end.