Forget NYC: Amazon Should Invest HQ2 Money in Rural Georgia

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The small town of Toomsboro, Georgia has been on sale for a while now and is attracting some attention after an article noted that its $1.7 million list price was comparable to the cost of a single-family home in California’s San Francisco Bay area. Given that Amazon shelved its plans for the other half of … Read more

Netflix Revenues Soar and These Georgia Lawmakers Want a Piece with ‘Streaming Tax’ on Citizens

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Georgia lawmakers worry that rural residents don’t have suitable access to Internet services. Their solution is to tax people who enjoy streaming services like those offered by Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. The motivation for the idea may be based on fairness, but it’s already stoking concerns that politics are at play. Referred to as a … Read more

Georgia State Senator Arrested for Lying about ‘Stolen’ Crypto Mining Equipment

  Michael Williams, a state Senator from Georgia, has turned himself over to authorities after he was accused of insurance fraud. Williams, who co-introduced the Senate Bill 464—which aimed to compel the state’s revenue authority to receive cryptocurrency as payments for taxes—was charged by a Hall County grand jury on December 18 after an investigation … Read more