A tax overhaul that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda is dead for the legislative session. A joint legislative panel signed off on the bill Monday morning and it appeared headed to a full House vote the same day. But the House adjourned without taking up the measure, which effectively kills it for the session.
The state has collected millions of dollars over the years in fees that aren’t going toward their original purpose. Local officials say if lawmakers continue to divert fees to other purposed they shouldn’t pass any more of them.
A group tasked with overhauling Georgia’s tax code is holding public hearings across the state. The first will be Thursday evening in Atlanta. While the group hasn’t formed recommendations yet, they’re putting forth some bold ideas.