Perdue signs Ga. budget

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ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed an $18.9 billion amended budget that includes cash to fund property tax breaks already promised to Georgia homeowners.

The budget plan, which covers the fiscal year that ends June 30, slashes about $2 billion in state spending to close a huge budget hole. The state has seen its tax collections slide in recent months.

The budget contains $625 million in federal stimulus dollars for Medicaid and education. That federal cash helped the state fund some $428 million in homeowner tax relief grants, which translates into about $200 to $300 per household. That money was already included in property tax bills. But the relief could disappear next year because a new law will link future grants to the state's economy.

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mad_max 03/13/09 - 08:30 pm
Then I guess the Augusta

Then I guess the Augusta commissioners need to figure a way to cut the millage rate 'cause I ain't got another $300 to give them next year. Our county taxes and school taxes are way too high for the crappy service, bad eduction, and wasteful spending we endure from our retared commissioners and school board and all their family and cronies they hire into county positions and steer money too through the contracting office.

tmoh001 03/13/09 - 09:19 pm
Let me give you a Language

Let me give you a Language Arts lesson mad max. I would like to help you by correcting your spelling; it is "retarded" and not "retared". I would also like to direct your attention to the word "eduction"; the proper spelling is "education". Finally, use a period somewhere; we all need to take a breath every now and then. Compliments of a Richmond County educator, and taxpayer, who works hard everyday. Anytime you would like to come into my room and see how my job is please do. No "cronyism" or nepotism here.

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