State Rep. McLaurin joins push for tobacco tax hike to offset $3.5B budget shortfall

A state representative from Sandy Springs joined a colleague in suggesting Georgia should increase the cigarette tax to help cover a $3.5 billion budget shortfall that could cause at least 1,000 layoffs and an equal number of furloughed workers.

Rep. Josh McLaurin (D-Sandy Springs) joined Rep. Angelika Kausche (D-Johns Creek) in a virtual town hall meeting on May 28 that covered state budget cuts. The legislators were joined by Danny Kanso, a policy analyst with the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a non-partisan organization.

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