Republicans have made a real difference for families.  We’ve made progress, and we’re going to do much more.  1. Put more money in people’s pockets by encouraging job creation and higher wages   Georgia earned national distinction as best place to do business for five years running (Site Selection Magazine). New business and small business creation, expansion by existing businesses, and strong relocation growth to create and provide jobs. More Georgians working today and wages growing faster than national average. Passed legislation cutting state personal and corporate income tax rates from 6% to 5.75% in 2019 and 5.5% in 2020.  Provided first state income tax reduction since implemented in 1934. Invested in infrastructure to fuel a more prosperous future: ◦       Atlanta airport ranked first worldwide in passenger volume since 2000 and continues expanding. ◦       Committed funding to deepen Savannah port, ranked fourth nationally by container volume.  Began deepening 39 miles of Savannah River from 42 to 47 feet with completion...READ MORE
Jones highlights tax breaks in homestead exemption referendums Joe Parker Oct 15, 2018 MILTON, Ga. — Milton state Rep. Jan Jones outlined three homestead exemption referendums on the Nov. 6 general election ballot at the City Council’s Oct. 8 meeting. Following outcry over a sharp increase in assessed home values over the past three years, legislation passed in March will allow Milton residents to vote on a law that will cap future increases on homesteaded property values at 3 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower. The legislation also rolls back the values on homes to the lowest level over the past three years. If passed, homeowners would need to apply for the exemption by April 1, 2019. Residents who already receive the exemption would not need to reapply, Jones said. Homeowners who purchase a Milton home prior to Jan. 1 can still apply for the exemption. Homes sold after Dec. 31 will be subjected to the prior...READ MORE
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