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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 18, 2019
GOVERNOR KEMP PRESENTS AMENDED AND GENERAL BUDGETS

The Legislature kicked of the 2019 Session this week and the highlight, outside of the ceremonial activities, was the offering of Gov. Kemp's versions of the Amended 2019 and FY 2020 General Budgets. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 11, 2019
DECEMBER REVENUES NEGATIVE-BUT EXPECTED

State revenues for December came in -4.5%, below December revenues from 2017. Last year's December revenues were up abnormally and the state experienced an extremely high month. This same spike was played out across the country as taxpayers reacted to the federal tax cut and the end of some exemptions. Many believed that paying their taxes before Jan. 1, 2018 would allow them to claim deductions before they went away under the tax cut changes. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 4, 2019
NEW YEAR-NEW SESSION-NEW LEADERSHIP

As we enter the 2019 Session of the General Assembly, there is a certain air of anticipation due to the changes brought about by the recent elections, bringing new leadership for our state in Governor-Elect Brian Kemp. Here in the Senate, there is a new Lt. Governor, Geoff Duncan and a new Majority Leader, Mike Dugan. (More)

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