Statements about State Finances

Any state tax law has to start in the House and the renewal of the state hospital bed tax this year started in the Senate, which is unconstitutional.

Says there are half as many students in one Georgia technical college than there were two years ago.

Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."

"We have the lowest per-capita spending of any state in the nation" except for South Dakota.

The changes to Georgia’s tax and fee structure "is an overall tax cut."

"Our small staff of 51 is still fewer than we had a decade ago, yet our caseload -- like that of other courts -- has grown."

"[W]hen adjusted for cost of living, Georgia ranks first nationally in teacher salary and benefits."

Georgia is "one of only about seven states in the country" that has a AAA bond rating.

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