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Will taxes top the agenda for state lawmakers?

December 27, 2006

Albany - Taxes may top the agenda during the upcoming Georgia General Assembly session. The legislature will convene on January 8th.

Lawmakers will be working on legislation involving immigration, Certificate of need health care rules, and transportation.

Balancing the budget is always the primary focus. It may get even more attention this year with talk of revamping the current tax system.

Representative Freddie Powell Sims says, "The state of Georgia is the 5th largest growing state in the whole country and you're having to take care of more people with less money, so how are we going to get more revenue and that's what we're looking at, but we want to be equitable."

Sims says the current tax system is regressive with a higher share of taxes coming from families with lower incomes.

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