Georgia homeowners could soon see a one-time homestead exemption after the state saw record surplus.
Georgia's state government ended the 2022 budget year in June with $6.6 billion in surplus cash. Gov. Brian Kemp has plans to spend more than $3 billion through a combination of one-time tax givebacks.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says it's time for Georgia to use its budget surplus to invest in its residents. In a preview of a speech on the economy she's expected to deliver Tuesday, Abrams says Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans have been hurting the state by prioritizing low taxes and low spending.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state's $30.2 billion fiscal year 2023 budget, which goes into effect July 1, 2022.
Prices are going down for almost all of Georgia's 340,000 public university and college students. University System regents voted Tuesday to eliminate a fee in exchange for a big boost in state funding.
Georgia lawmakers agreed Monday on a budget with boosts in spending for K-12 education, universities, mental health and public safety. They're reaping the rewards of a big increase in state revenue as Gov. Brian Kemp and legislators seek reelection this year.
Georgia senators have proposed a much more modest income tax cut than the $1.1 billion plan passed by the House, and also want to sharply reduce tax breaks for film and television productions that have been credited with transforming the state into one of the world's biggest filming hubs.
On Day 35 of the legislative session, the budget was the big-ticket item in the Senate. In the House, debate ensued over a measure for parents to challenge books and materials their children read in school.
Thursday on Political Rewind: As Georgia celebrates St. Patrick's Day, Gov. Brian Kemp finds his own pot of gold by signing off on an extensive midyear budget. Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial challenger David Perdue heads to Mar-a-Lago and the state Senate advances another bill that will give the state more reach in schools.
House Bill 910, the amended fiscal year budget, passed unanimously in the Senate on Thursday.
Georgia state senators want prison guards and school nurses to get larger raises. They also want to set aside a big chunk of money to cover the state's share of an upcoming federal transportation program. Those are among the changes the Senate Appropriations Committee made Monday as it passed a revised budget for the year ending June 30.
The president's budget details his ambitious (and costly) plans to invest in infrastructure and the social safety net — the likes of which the country hasn't seen in decades.
Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a $27.2 billion state budget for the 2022 fiscal year in Georgia that restores most cuts made last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the remaining shortfalls expected to be covered by federal relief funds.
Gov. Brian Kemp’s $27.2 billion fiscal 2022 state budget cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Friday after lawmakers earmarked $58 million to boost mental health services.
On Friday, the U.S. House is expected to vote on a nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill including direct payments to those making less than $75,000 a year, help for small business and money for local governments. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports that’s good news for many towns and cities in Georgia.