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FEBRUARY 2018 GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

GEORGIA GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS/STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE 2018 GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE REPORT FEBRUARY 16, 2018 [2017 – 2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION] Click here to download the report. Prepared by: Peter K. Floyd, Esq. Partner (Development Incentives, Energy, Infrastructure & Public Finance) Alston & Bird LLP One Atlantic Center 1201 W....

Importance of Revenue Collection

Revenue estimates often drive expenditures in a local government’s budget. We recognize these revenues using different bases of accounting depending on the type of transaction. Some revenues are recorded when cash is received (cash basis). Other revenues are billed to a customer or taxpayer and should be recorded as accounts (or taxes) receivable in the local government’s accounting...

Member Spotlight: Karine Brooms

GGFOA member Karine Brooms is an Accountant III for the City of Dunwoody. Incorporated in 2008, Dunwoody is home to nearly 50,000 residents, representing 7% of DeKalb County’s population. How long have you been in the position of Accountant III? I have been at the City of Dunwoody since they first opened their doors on December 1, 2008, and I have been in the Accountant III...

TSPLOST Overview

Background: In 2010, the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) provided an opportunity for regions throughout Georgia to impose a 1 percent Regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) to fund transportation improvements within their region. Only three of the 12 regions were successful in passing the tax in 2012. To provide another transportation funding...