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ATLANTA – With two more rural hospitals in Georgia closing in 2021, a push is on to raise the annual cap on the state’s rural hospital tax credit from $60 million to $100 million. In 2021, the program reached that cap by August, giving rural lawmakers and advocates for rural hospitals reason to believe more […]

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ATLANTA – A rural jobs and tax credits program the state created in 2017 isn’t coming close to paying for itself, a new audit has found. The Georgia Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act provides access to capital for small businesses located in rural areas as well as tax credits to companies that invest in rural […]

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ATLANTA – U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at making the installation of rooftop solar panels more affordable for American businesses and homeowners. The RAISE the Roof Act (Revamping Appropriate Incentives for Solar Energy) would expand solar tax credits to cover roof repairs and replacements necessary to accommodate solar panels. It also […]

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ATLANTA – Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called on the General Assembly Thursday to create a $250 million state tax credit aimed at reducing crime statewide. The Law Enforcement Strategic Support (LESS Crime) Act will be the cornerstone of Duncan’s 2022 legislative agenda. Duncan was the third Republican state leader to announce an anti-crime initiative this […]

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ATLANTA — The expanded federal child tax credit Congress passed this year is expected to lift nearly 700,000 Georgia children out of poverty, …

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The Biden administration is pitching Georgia on a $1.8 trillion plan aimed at helping families cover child-care costs via tax credits, boosting federal funds for college education and creating a national program for paid family leave.