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Cairo leaders don't think new tax plan is GREAT

September 26, 2007

Cairo-- Some state Republican leaders continue to push a plan to do away with property taxes in Georgia.   State House Majority Leader Jerry Keen spoke with the Rotary Club in Cairo about Speaker Glenn Richardson's Tax Plan.

It would replace local property taxes with a state 4% sales tax. Many local government leaders in south Georgia worry our area would lose money to metro Atlanta, and they oppose the plan.    

"The distribution formula back to the counties and cities is going to be at least what they're getting now contractually. And we believe its going to grow and grow more and as their cities and counties grow on a per capita basis, they will get more money," said Keen.

If the plan passes the state house and senate with two-thirds majorities, it would be put on the ballot next November as a constitutional amendment.




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