Governor Approves Big Transportation Package, Slew of Smaller Bills
Gov. Nathan Deal approved several pieces of legislation that affect Georgia’s ability to meet its needs like roads and schools in future years. Georgia’s House and Senate passed 11 different tax bills this year, and the governor approved 10 of them. The largest by far is House Bill 170, a package of mostly sound reforms designed to raise additional money for transportation. The other nine measures signed into law include new corporate tax breaks, exemptions for nonprofits and a housekeeping bill lawmakers must pass each year. The governor vetoed one tax bill, which if signed would have spent $110 million over eight years on two programs intended to help Georgia businesses. Download the full report.