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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…

Deal signs firefighter cancer insurance bill, calls it ‘a great solution to the situation’ 0

May 5, 2017

About 125 people, many of them firefighters from around the state, were part of an audience here Thursday who witnessed Gov. Nathan Deal sign House Bill 146, also known as the firefighter cancer insurance bill.Sitting at Deal’s side was Gilmer County firefighter Brian Scudder, who at one time was diagnosed with the “last stage” of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage 4-B, that his doctors say he contracted from his work battling fires. “It was in my neck and in my stomach, the…

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