Rep. Scott Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit

Washington, DC - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman David Scott voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to Georgia families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers' tax credit, and tax relief for military families. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act will provide immediate assistance to millions of families.

Lewis Announces Hearing on Administration of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D‑GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on administration of the first‑time homebuyer tax credit. The hearing will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

Isakson Continues Push to Stimulate Housing Market, Expand Tax Credit for Homebuyers

WASHINGTON, DC - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill that seeks to stimulate the nation’s declining housing market by expanding the current $8,000 homebuyer tax credit to include all individuals who purchase a home in the next year.


Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.


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