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Hall County Votes for Higher Property Taxes (Formerly Steve Gailey: The Only Candidate for Hall County Commission Chair)

UPDATE:  All the no-tax candidates for county commission lost the election on May 24, 2016.  I will post the precinct details as soon as they are available and I have time.  In the meantime, next year when you get your property tax bill and it has gone up, just quietly say to yourself “Paul told...
The Other Hall County State Court Candidate Endorsed by Democrat (Not John Breakfield!)

The Other Hall County State Court Candidate Endorsed by Democrat (Not John Breakfield!)

UPDATE:  John won the election handily on May 24, 2016.  Congratulations to him and his family who all worked so hard during the election.  As I said in the original post, I have no doubt that Judge Breakfield will make us all proud. I found a link today where a Michelle Jones is officially “endorsing”...

Moon Election Complaint Might be Resurected

I just made Eugene Moon (R-Gainesville) aware of some legal research I conducted today as amicus curiae.  Eugene filed a compliant contesting the election he narrowly lost to Billy Powell on July 31, 2012.  You can read my prior piece about the suit here.  A visiting judge dismissed the action on Monday, September 17, 2012...
Times Gives Billy Powell Special Treatment

Times Gives Billy Powell Special Treatment

Yesterday The Gainesville Times had a story about Commissioner Billy Powell’s foreclosure on the office building at 329 Oak Street in Gainesville.  Billy owns a 17,000 square foot building in downtown Gainesville, that he has not paid the mortgage on since January 2012.  The story seemed to be well written and thorough.  One question that...
HallCo School Board Addresses GOP Forum (video)

HallCo School Board Addresses GOP Forum (video)

The superintendent and two of the Hall County School Board members spoke at the Hall County GOP Conservative forum this morning, September 8, 2012. The quick summary is that they gave a pretty good explanation for their expenses and argued, as I have earlier, that their overall cost per child is lower than most school...
And Now the HallCo School Board Raises Taxes Too

And Now the HallCo School Board Raises Taxes Too

The Hall County School Board unanimously agreed to increase your taxes tonight as predicted here earlier.  They raised the millage rate to 18.49 mills, which is an increase of 0.82 mills from the current tax rate.  Translated into English, this means that your property taxes will go up $.82 for each $1,000 of assessed property...
Just When You Thought it was Safe....

Just When You Thought it was Safe….

…The Gainesville school board just voted for a tax increase (also known as a roll up).  As usual, the bureaucrats are trying to “soft soap” the tax increase by saying it is just a “little” increase.  You will notice it.  You already notice it every day.  Just like the LOST, SPLOST, ELOST, and all the...

The (R)eal (R)epublican Voter Guide – Runoff 2012 [UPDATED Results]

Well in Hall County there are several races to vote on during the Runoff on August 21, 2012.  These races are the 9th Georgia Congressional District, Hall County Sheriff, Hall County Commission Chairman, Hall County Probate Judge, and Hall County Tax Commissioner.  Here are my voter recommendations for the Runoff 2012.  [Voters decided with me...

Rumor: Hall County Commission Districts Incorrect in Primary

These allegations are in addition to the previously report issues involving voters properly listed in the right district that were simply given the wrong “ballot.”  According to my sources, Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, is still investigating.

Davidson Complaint Just A Political Stunt

I was disappointed to read in The Gainesville Times today a hack story about a bar complaint filed against Hall County Probate Court candidate Book Davidson by some disinherited relatives of a will Brook drafted.  The nature of the complaint is as old as the hills: momma has a will giving her estate to all...

South Hall Republican Club Candidate Forum

About 150 spectators, candidates, reporters, and staff attended the South Hall Republican Club Form on August 14, 2012.  During what might be for most candidates the last public speaking engagement, candidates for the races in the August 21, 2012 Runoff Election sparred with each other.  No race, or candidate, was untouched.  Despite the general civility,...