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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 13, 2017
SEPTEMBER REVENUES BACK TO POSITIVE LEVEL

With revenues reaching $2.076 billion for September, the state returned to positive territory with a 3.1% increase. Individual Income Taxes grew 3.6% for the month and net Sales Taxes grew 3%. Corporate Income Taxes were up 8.8% and Title Ad Valorem taxes were down -11.3%. Title and Tag Fees were up slightly at 0.4%. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 6, 2017
GEORGIA'S PRE-K PROGRAM-PREPARING SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

This morning I had the opportunity to read to two different classes of Pre-k students and it reminded me of a study I had run into, but not read, gauging the quality of Georgia's Pre-K Program. It is forgotten sometimes but not every state has a public state-funded Pre-Kindergarten program.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
700 COLUMNS

When they told me the column this week would be the 700th NOTES FROM THE SENATE, I was a little taken aback.

Don't think we have missed many weeks over the years. So if we normally would publish about 52 per year, then we've been cranking these out for about 13 and one half years which would put the beginning date sometime in 2003. So I guess it coincided with the Appropriations Committee responsibility which began in 2003. (More)

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