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The 2013 state budget is on its way to the Senate for a final vote before going to the Governor for his signature. On Tuesday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the $19.2 billion-dollar spending plan.
State lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would reinstate the back-to-school sales tax holiday and eliminate the sales tax on energy used by manufacturers. It would also change some taxes on car purchases and force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on some Internet purchases.
State utility regulators decided Tuesday to allow Georgia Power to close two outdated coal fired plants. It’s a decision that complies with federal environmental rules, but it may come at a price to power customers.
A Senate committee has approved proposed legislation that would make obtaining public documents cheaper while stiffening penalties for illegally withholding public information and shortening the window of public scrutiny for candidates for university president under Georgia's open government laws.
With only days left in this year’s legislative session, lawmakers are pushing comprehensive tax reform legislation through the General Assembly. A joint committee introduced a massive tax reform bill Monday that would reduce taxes.