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Paulding County lawmaker faces $36K federal tax lien

Paulding County lawmaker faces $36K federal tax lien
July 28, 2011 --

State Rep. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock owes more than $36,000 in taxes, interest and penalties, the IRS says. But the debt will not affect her standing as a Georgia legislator. The debt for unpaid payroll taxes was incurred by the Paulding County lawmaker’s failed direct-mail marketing firm, but she said she couldn’t negotiate a settlement until the debt was rolled over to become her personal liability.

Study: MARTA sales taxes won’t bounce back til 2017

Study: MARTA sales taxes won't bounce back til 2017
August 15, 2009 --

Sales tax collections that support Atlanta’s rapid-transit system will not return to pre-recession levels until 2017, according to a new economic forecast. Georgia State University’s Rajeev Dhawan says sales tax revenue will continue to fall through 2011 and will take six more years to climb back to 2008 levels.

Michael Vick, NFL quarterback: $1,350,000

June 1, 2009 --

Not really a salary, but … the U.S. Labor Department alleges former Falcons quarterback Vick improperly withdrew $1.35 million in a little over a year from the pension plan for employees of MV7, his marketing firm (back when he had an image worth marketing).