State Issues

Legislative Panel to Review Georgia’s Tax Breaks

May 11, 2023

In late April, the Chairmen of the State House and State Senate tax writing committees announced the appointment of a panel that will review the special-interest tax breaks the state employs to spur economic development. The panel is expected to meet this summer and fall and will be led by Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and House Speaker Jon Burns.

The Chairmen announced their picks for the review, which will take place between the 2023 and 2024 sessions of the General Assembly. Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget team will also be involved in the review. It is anticipated that the panel will have recommendations available to present to the legislature before the January 2024 session begins.

Jones appointed Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, Republican Sens. John Albers of Roswell, Greg Dolezal of Cumming and Bill Cowsert of Athens, and Democratic Sen. Michael “Doc” Rhett of Marietta.

Burns appointed House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Shaw Blackmon, R-Bonaire, Democratic Rep. Debbie Buckner of Junction City, and Republican Reps. Kasey Carpenter of Dalton, Chuck Martin of Alpharetta, and Bruce Williamson of Monroe. House Appropriations Chairman Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin, will serve as an ex-officio member.

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