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House Votes to Fund Property Tax Grant
Monday, 02 February 2009

February 2--  The Georgia House of Representatives is on record as opposing Governor Sonny Perdue's plan to eliminate Homeowners Tax Relief Grants.  If House Bill 143 becomes law, State Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia says counties won't have to send out more tax bills in March to make up for lost revenue.

"The House voted by a large margin to honor its obligation to the homeowners of the state of Georgia by funding the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant this year.  That means the $200 to $300 credit which homeowners recieve on their exemption will not be billed by counties and cities if it passes the Senate and the Governor signs the bill," Morris says.

Governor Perdue's budget deleted $452 million to fund the tax credits due to the state's $2 billion-plus budget deficit.  Morris says the House is looking for cuts and perhaps money from Washington to help fund the credits to property owners. 

 
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