ATLANTA — Governor Brian Kemp says the state has extra money than it wants and he hopes to give some back to taxpayers.
Kemp is presently in Switzerland speaking to world leaders about Georgia’s financial system, however he additionally introduced his state funds to Georgia lawmakers through Zoom Tuesday.
Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston realized that the state has a $6.37 billion surplus, so he wants to give a few of that money back to owners.
“It will present each eligible home-owner round $500 on common for this tax 12 months,” Kemp stated.
He additionally stated anybody who recordsdata taxes in the state would additionally get money back – $250 for people and $500 back for joint filers.
“Returning greater than 1 billion in surplus funds the place they belong,” Kemp stated. “Back to taxpayers’ wallets.”
As in earlier budgets, Kemp proposes a $2,000 increase for lecturers and assist employees and a $50,000 grant for each college in the state to enhance safety.
Channel 2 advised Shante Brown concerning the governor’s funds and she or he appreciated the thought of getting money back.
“We could all use that further cash, so I agree,” Brown stated.
But David Posluszny and different democrats are asking if that surplus money could be put to higher use earlier than giving all of it back.
“Where else could that money be spent?” Posluszny requested. “But if there’s something no more urgent, we could all use 250 bucks.”
The governor’s funds proposal nonetheless has to progress by way of the legislative course of.
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