Tag: Wesley Tharpe

Rural jobs bill meets opposition

ATLANTA — A complex plan to connect investors with rural businesses striving to grow has run into resistance from some lawmakers wary of the potential cost to the state. The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Jason Shaw, R-Lakeland, would offer a tax

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Immigration debate fuels worry about H-1B program

Emory University employs about 300 foreign workers under temporary visas, assigning them to a wide range of research projects. Their work “is part of our core mission,” says Philip Wainwright, vice provost for global strategy. “The program and the research

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Lawmakers differ over impact of flat tax

State lawmakers took a step toward adopting a flat rate for income taxes on Wednesday, although the measure drew resistance from dozens of Democrats. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jay Powell, R-Camilla, would tax all income at the same rate of

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