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ATLANTA, GA – Today, following the unanimous passage in the Georgia Senate to advance SB 366, the Tax Expenditures Transparency Act, Americans for Prosperity – Georgia (AFP-GA) is commending the vote that would make Georgia a model state for comprehensive budget reform.
After testifying at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on SB 366, AFP-GA Coalitions Director Jacquelyn Harn released the following statement:
“We thank the Georgia Senate for unanimously passing this critical legislation that would make Georgia a more competitive state for business and opportunity by unleashing comprehensive budget and tax reform. Including revenue policies in the state’s general appropriations allows legislators to better manage the budget, and allow for increased transparency and accountability for how tax dollars are spent.
“By including revenue amounts and tax preferences in the annual budget, SB 366 would produce a fully comprehensive budget. This puts Georgia in the driver’s seat for responsible budget reform and sets up the Peach State to lead and inspire states across the country for all kinds of better policies.”
Passed by a unanimous Senate vote of 50-0, SB 366 would require revenue policies and amounts to be included in the annual budget to give lawmakers a more complete understanding and management of the budget. By adding all revenue policy to all the spending in the budget, Georgia would likely become the first state in the country empowered by a fully comprehensive budget.
Last week, AFP-GA Coalitions Director Jacquelyn Harn testified at the Senate Finance Committee hearing supporting SB 366.
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