Carpetbaggers: A Southern battle over taxes

A Southern battle over taxes

Ever since the Civil War, the Federal Government has not been very popular in Georgia. Last week the Peach State and its capital, Atlanta, got an unusual chance to shoot back once again at Washington, this time over tax reform. In one of the first legal challenges to the Reagan Administration's 1986 Tax Reform Act, the city and state governments filed suit in federal court, charging that the measure unlawfully restricts the tax-exempt status of interest from municipal bonds. Former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell, who is handling the plaintiffs' suit, claims that the act places unconstitutional limits on the ways...

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