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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 11:16am

Bill To Examine State's Tax Code Passes

Updated: 4 years ago.
A bill to set a panel to examine Georgia's tax code has passed the House. (photo-Malcolm through Creative Commons)

A bill aimed at overhauling Georgia’s tax system has passed the House.

The legislation calls for creation of a special council to look at Georgia’s tax code and recommend changes. House Republicans say an overhaul is needed to bring Georgia in-line with the current economy.

But the bill got plenty of push-back by Democrats in debate Friday.

House Minority Leader DuBose Porter says the plan only to include economists, business leaders, a former governor and governor Perdue leaves the people out of the process.

“What we need is a Blue Ribbon committee. You want input from the experts, but you have to have those who are responsible to the voters as policymakers to be the ones at the table to decide tax policy. This takes that out of the process.”

Porter is a candidate for Governor.

Democrats also note the panel includes only one woman and no minorities.

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