Governor highlights tax breaks in amended Georgia budget

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp delivers the State of the State address on the House floor of the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz)
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he has delivered on campaign promises of tax breaks by signing an amended budget. The Republican Kemp signed the budget on Friday, boosting spending by $2.4 billion. That includes nearly $1 billion for a property tax break. It also diverts nearly $1.1 billion to the state Department of Transportation to make up for uncollected fuel taxes while gas and diesel taxes were suspended. The state Senate on Tuesday is scheduled to debate a separate Kemp-backed bill that will issue $1 billion in state income tax refunds for a second year.

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