By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Georgia Supreme Court case could put tax split at risk
Ruling on 'baseball arbitration' could affect distribution between Hall, cities
Placeholder Image
Hall County and its cities may have chosen to compromise on local option sales tax distribution if they had known the Georgia Supreme Court is debating the whole concept of “baseball arbitration.” The case to decide the distribution of that revenue between Hall County and its cities, including Gainesville, is on hold pending the Supreme Court’s decision, expected by Dec. 10, on a lawsuit challenging the arbitration system. The Georgia General Assembly attempted to simplify LOST negotiations between cities and counties in 2010 by adding a mediation period and then court arbitration for parties that couldn’t agree.