clear
Monday May 4th, 2015 9:04AM

Hall Commissioner sees 'unfunded mandate'

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Hall County Commisioners have agreed to an intergovernmental agreement with the cities in the county on collecting a two percent excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.

State legislators this year exempted taxing energy used in manufacturing but it also impacted special and local sales tax.

Commissioner Scott Gibbs Thursday night called it an unfunded mandate.

"I wish they would take it out of their budget and not my budget," Gibbs said. "We have managed to make cuts out of our budget the last two to three years."


Gibbs observed without an intergovernmental agreement, cities would get all of the excise tax revenue and the county would get nothing, but no one knows yet how much revenue is involved.

Commissioner Craig Lutz favored not collecting the excise tax locally since it was the intent at the state level to be more industry friendly by no longer collecting a the tax.





© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her...
8:03AM ( 1 hour ago )
UPDATE: High-wire walker to appear at Tallulah Gorge, but won't walk
High-wire walker Nik Wallenda plans to appear at a summer celebration marking his great-grandfather's walk over Tallulah Gorge in the north Georgia mountains.
By Associated Press
5:42AM ( 3 hours ago )
Sheriff Victor Hill accused of shooting woman in the abdomen in Gwinnett Co.
A Georgia sheriff is accused of shooting a Lawrenceville woman in the abdomen, injuring her critically.
By Associated Press
5:14AM ( 3 hours ago )
Jackson County investigating body found at school
The body of a female was found Sunday on the campus of a Jackson County school.
By Rob Moore
9:21PM ( 11 hours ago )
Survey says Suwanee residents happier with their city than most
The results of the National Citizen Survey suggest that residents of Suwanee are happier with their city overall than most others across the country.
9:00AM ( 1 day ago )