The Executive Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia has endorsed the following measures currently under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly.
•We OPPOSE HB277, SB39, and SR44 – These measures will levy a 1 percent sales tax, statewide or regionally, for specified transportation projects. The Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia stands with Governor Perdue (not often we’ve said that) in unequivocally opposing any increases in transportation taxes until the DOT is reformed so that the money is not wasted;
•We OPPOSE HB 160 – Governor Perdue’s “super speeder” bill to boost fines $200 for drivers exceeding 85 mph on Interstate highways and 75 on other roads. This measure is meant to fund “Trauma Care”. While arguable a worthy effort, the RLC-GA opposes the direct funding of any government services through fines or “sin taxes”.
•We Support Senate Bill 1 - Zero-based Budgeting which will require the General Assembly to review all spending every four years.
Senate Bill 1 is sponsored by Georgia RLC Adviser Senator David Shafer of Gwinnett County. Sen. Shafer has been allied with the RLC since he was first elected in 2002. Next year he intends to run for Lt. Governor.