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Democrats' legislative agenda includes Alexander's bill to review tax subsidies
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January 30, 2014 03:45 PM | 1162 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Georgia House Democrats last week introduced their 2014 Legislative Agenda which will continue supporting educational opportunity, economic security, and shared responsibility for all Georgians.

Among the bills are the Tax Accountability Act (House Bill 148), sponsored by District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Douglasville, and co-sponsored by Rep. David Wilkerson, D-Austell.

Alexander's legislation will create an independent panel to review existing tax subsidies, tax credits and tax abatements to determine the fiscal impact and policy achievements of the tax treatment. The commission would be required to make a recommendation for each item and whether to continue, modify, act, or end the policy.

Key items added to House Democrats' agenda are the Taxpayer Empowerment Agenda, which demands transparency and accountability on how the government spends money to outsource jobs, and the Voting Rights Agenda, which ensures the voting rights in Georgia are clearer by modernizing the registration process and removing barriers so eligible voters are able to participate

“The members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus support legislation that align with our values of improving the economic lives of Georgia’s families, providing quality education for students, and fixing government so it works for everyone,” said House Minority Whip Carolyn Hugley, D- Columbus.

Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus are inviting residents to join them in discussing these issues and offering their views on the proposed legislation. The hearings at the Capitol will give legislators and constituents a forum to review and discuss the agenda. Attendees will receive information about advocating for legislation.

For more information on the Legislative Agenda, please visit www.gahousedems.com.
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