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Capitol Update Week 2 – Budget Week

Jan 23, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

Joint Budget Hearings Though not a member of the Appropriations Committee, I attended a number of budget hearings this week. As you know, Georgia's Constitution requires the legislature to adopt a balanced budget. The House may vote on the Amended Fiscal Year 2016 budget of approximately $22.9 billion next week. The Governor's recommended Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal ...

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Capitol Update Week 1 – And we’re off!

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

Remembering Dr. King On this special holiday, I hope you will join me in remembering the power in affecting non-violent change, as epitomized by Dr. King, in our communities and state. And we're off! The horse race that is the 2016 Session of the Georgia General Assembly is underway. The bell rang at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January ...

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State Rep Brett Harrell Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Jan 4, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

PRESS RELEASE State Representative Brett Harrell (R-106) announced today that he will seek re-election to the Georgia House in 2016. District 106 located in Gwinnett County includes parts of Snellville, Grayson, Loganville and Lawrenceville. The Primary Election will be held on May 24th, 2016. Harrell also announced that he has raised over $100,000 for his re-election campaign. “It has truly been ...

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Taxes and only taxes should appear on property tax bills.

Tax Policy / Tax Reform in Georgia

Jan 2, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

The Ways and Means Committee is the chief tax writing committee in the General Assembly and derives its' importance from the state Constitution that provides all revenue bills must originate in the House. The committee considers not only taxes (income, sales, ad valorem, excise, motor fuel, estate, and others), but exemptions and credits as well. ...

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