February 12, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia House adopted a measure to freeze
property tax values for two years.
The 110-63 vote Thursday came after lawmakers failed to pass a
separate constitutional amendment aimed at slowing the growth of
assessments. That proposal failed to get the two-thirds votes
Supporters say the plan would help lower taxes while preventing
local governments from raising revenues through a "back door."
Critics say it would deprive local governments of the revenue for
crucial services such as police protection and education.
It now goes to the Senate.
On the Net:
House Resolution 1: http://www.legis.ga.gov
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