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2018 Capitol Update Week 11 – A good week for sound policy

Mar 25, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

  Sen. P.K. Martin and Rep. Brett Harrell passed resolutions honoring the Atlanta United Football Club. A good week for sound policy Monday, March 19th was Day 36 of the Legislative Session and the House unanimously adopted House Resolution 1414 authored by Rep. Rick Jasperse, Chair of the Higher Education Committee to create a Study Committee on School Security. Responding to tragic events on school ...

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2018 Capitol Update Week 10 – Five Voting Days Remain

Mar 17, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

Rep Brett Harrell advocates for private citizens, taxpayers, and their business endeavors.   A race to the finish line   The tenth week of the 2018 Session is concluded with only five voting days remaining. Both chambers are reviewing the others legislation as the floor calendars draw longer.   This past week several measures that I have championed made significant progress: ...

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2018 Capitol Update Week 9 – House passes FY 19 Budget

Mar 11, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

House passes FY 19 Budget at $26 billion The House passed its' version of the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Budget this past week. HB 684, the FY19 Budget, is $50.85 billion in combined Federal and State funds. The FY19 budget includes the Governor's revenue estimate of $26 billion in state dollars, an increase of 4.1 percent or $1.03 billion over prior year.   FY19 Budget Highlights: Education investments total 55.9% of ...

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2018 Capitol Update Week 8 – Gov signs tax cut into law

Mar 4, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

Historic 2018 session continues . . .    This past Friday, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 918 into law cutting Georgia's income tax rate for the first time since 1937!. This measure will leave over $5 billion in your wallet rather than the state's over the next five years. On Monday, March 5, the Governor will sign HB 159 the first update to Georgia's adoption statutes in ...

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