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Georgia Legislative Watch: Pols Treat Symptoms But Ignore the Cause

February 19th, 2009 No comments
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“Georgia Legislative Watch” has graciously published our extensive commentary on the problems with HR-1, HB-233 and assessment caps in general. If you are interested the Georgia legislative process, check out this site.

The cure for “back door tax increases” is simple– require cities, counties and school boards to DO THE MATH. Doing so would remove a variable– the millage rate– from the control of local officials. No longer could they hide increases in the cost of government by maintaining an already inflated millage rate from year to year. No longer could they benefit from the windfall generated by rising assessments even when they don’t “raise taxes.”

Georgia Legislative Watch » COMMENTARY: Property tax issue dissected