A proposed "rain tax" in Gainesville to fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades is on indefinite hold as city officials have no plans to revisit the issue until after budget negotiations wrap up in June.
With property tax revenues in Gainesville up a projected 9.34 percent, the city Parks and Recreation department is looking for more than $4.5 million in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, to support ongoing programs and expansion plans.
Gainesville officials are poised to make changes to the traffic flow along Airport Parkway to alleviate congestion around the industrial park after businesses, including Mansfield Oil, brought the issue to the city's attention.
Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday that he will veto a controversial "religious liberty" bill, arguing that the First Amendment was protection enough for the concerns raised by some Christians after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year.
The number of homeless military veterans across the United States - at least 50,000 in January 2014 and 48,000 in January 2015, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness - underscores the devastating mental, emotional and physical wounds of war that afflict the nation's heroes long after the battle ends.