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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 11, 2017
JULY REVENUES TRACK FIRST GEORGIA SPACE LAUNCH

State revenues blasted off in July, the first month of the 2018 Fiscal Year, something like the first launch from the Camden County Space launch pad. An overall growth in revenues of 7.1% led the way in a month that historically has been sluggish. State revenues exceed the FY 2018 budget by $74.4 million after one month. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 4, 2017
NINE (COUNT'EM) TAX CREDIT/EXEMPTION BILLS PASSED IN 2017

There's a saying that nothing is safe when the Legislature is in Session and that may go double for tax bills. My experience is that where there is a tax bill, there's a lobbyist not far away. Sometimes there is altruism and a legislator is trying to promote certain behavior that may result if a tax credit or exemption is offered.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 27, 2017
TAX EXEMPTION STUDY COMMITTEE

Passed during the 2017 Legislative Session, SR 222 established the Special Tax Exemption Study Committee. The purpose of this study committee is to examine current tax exemptions and to explore different options for evaluating tax credits to determine how well they work. The study committee met for the first time July 18 at the Capitol. (More)

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