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Rural Georgia wins big as session ends 0

April 2, 2018

This legislative session gave rural Georgia micro hospitals, a new health care-focused think tank and a sizable down payment on economic development initiatives tailored for the state’s beleaguered small towns. But other proposals – including a plan to empower electric cooperatives to provide broadband – just ended up as fodder for the messy tradition that marks the end of every legislative session in Georgia. Some ideas – such as one offering a tax break to people who move to rural…

Deal’s new plan would cut top Georgia income tax rate 0

February 20, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders have agreed to cut the top state income tax rate to help eliminate the revenue windfall Georgia is expecting from federal tax changes approved by Congress in December. The proposal, which is expected to quickly work its way through the General Assembly, would not only eliminate the federal bill windfall, but cut state income taxes an additional $516 million over the next five years. Backers called it the largest Georgia income tax cut in…

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