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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 1:54pm

Georgia Revenue Increase Aids Education

Georgia’s revenue increased $117 million in January. That’s according to numbers released today by Governor Nathan Deal.

Individual income tax and sales taxes were up 8.1 percent over January of last year.

Deal says the revenue growth could aid Georgia’s education.

“Our state continues its recovery as many Georgians who have suffered during this downturn return to employment and begin paying taxes again,” Deal says. “These increases over the past months have given our state critical resources to fund our educational priorities even as we face another shortfall due to the loss of stimulus funds."

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