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Georgia House Passes Hurricane Michael Relief
Georgia's House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that provides about $270 million to hurricane-stricken parts of the state.
The house voted 162-1 on the measure, which will help pay for debris removal and building repair, plus assist farmers whose crops were devestated by Hurricane Michael in October.
Lawmakers agreed on the legislation after two new non-storm related items were redirected to storm relief.
Also approved was a $200 million tax break for farmers who need to replant forest timber or pecan trees, as well as a continuation of a tax break on airline jet fuel the Governor signed through an executive order earlier this year.
That incentive, which primarily benefits Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, ruffled feathers during the 2018 legislative session when Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle vowed to "kill" the bill after Delta ended a partnership program with the National Rifle Association.
All three measures now head to the senate.