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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 13, 2017
SESSION OPENS - REVENUES DRAG

There is a great feeling of anticipation at the state level just as there is at the federal level as the 2017 General Assembly opened for a 40 Session day period, hoping to adjourn in late March. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 6, 2017
RURAL HOSPITAL CREDIT PORTAL NOW OPEN

On January 3, the Georgia Department of Revenue officially opened the portal for taxpayers to apply for a confirmation number for their proposed tax deductible contribution to Rural Hospitals in Georgia. The link is through the Georgia Tax Center.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, DECEMBER 30, 2016
TEN REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC FOR 2017

I started compiling "Ten Reasons" back in the midst of the recession, in 2008, when there seemed to be little to look forward to in the following year. The nation was frozen in a "Great Recession" and state revenues had dropped by $3 billion or so. Georgia suffered as much as most any state during the recession, being overbuilt in the housing market and the resulting real estate collapse. But even in those times, we found reasons to believe our state would recover and fight our way back to prosperity. (More)

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