Ahead of the legislative session, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an op-ed by Benita Dodd, vice president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, in its Sunday edition of January 8, 2017. The op-ed is reprinted in full below; find it online here
Lawmakers should focus on gov’t. reforms that boost state’s well-being
By Benita M. Dodd
Opportunity is knocking as the door opens on Georgia’s 2017-18 legislative session. In a state with a Republican governor since 2002 and GOP majorities in both chambers since 2004, it’s time for legislators to welcome policy reforms that can improve income, opportunity and well-being.
In 2014, the Legislature capped the personal income tax rate at 6 percent. That’s a start. But legislators ignored…