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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:42am

Lawmakers Still Late On Taxes

Some state lawmakers are still having problems paying their taxes on time.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported court records show that nine state legislators owe money on tax liens dating to at least September. And since then, new liens have been filed against 14 legislators, their businesses or their spouses.

They owe a total of $92,289 in past-due taxes, penalties and fees.

The tax problems included federal and state income taxes and local property taxes. Some lawmakers contacted by the newspaper claimed they didn't know about the liens, some blamed the economy and some had no comment.

Critics said they aren't surprised by the report.

"It kind of sickens me that this behavior continues," said Barbara Payne of the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation.

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