Homestead tax relief restored

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ATLANTA – Georgia will find the money for a homeowner tax break after all.

Gov. Sonny Perdue today signed legislation designed to funnel $428 million in state dollars to the homeowner tax relief grant this year. The grant is worth $200 to $300 per household.

An infusion of cash from the federal stimulus package will help pay for the grants.

Officials, including those in Richmond and Columbia counties, had warned that they would have to send out supplemental tax bills without the state money. Even as he signed the bill, Mr. Perdue called the grants “ineffective” in keeping property taxes down.

He also lowered the state’s revenues by $450 million for the current fiscal year. He is ordering state agencies to cut an additional 1 percent from their budgets.

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hockeymann
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hockeymann 02/17/09 - 07:50 pm
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What we need most is to get

What we need most is to get rid of Sonny Perdue...

g-dog express
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g-dog express 02/17/09 - 07:58 pm
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You must rent hockeymann.

You must rent hockeymann. Even renter pay extra taxes in the form of higher rent. Sonny just saved your rent from going up.

JohnBoy53
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JohnBoy53 02/17/09 - 08:46 pm
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hockeymann renting. Now

hockeymann renting. Now that's funny!!!

dashiel
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dashiel 02/17/09 - 09:35 pm
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Looks like the Federal

Looks like the Federal Stimulus Package is already stimulating! Now all you mullygrubs can whine about that. Or had you rather give back the money?!

FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 02/18/09 - 12:02 am
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Thanks from a taxpayer.

Thanks from a taxpayer.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/18/09 - 02:31 am
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I know the $13 I'm getting

I know the $13 I'm getting will pay off my mortgage and leave enough to cover that trip to New Zealand I'm taking my friends and family on. I'm stimulated. Thanks O.

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