Past move to cut taxes may haunt Georgia lawmakers

General Assembly sessions are always about money — how to spend the $27.5 billion in the state budget, which businesses or individuals should receive tax breaks or be taxed. But in the 2020 General Assembly session, money will take center stage in a way not seen since the near-collapse of the country’s economy a decade ago. Lawmakers will spend much of the session deciding how to cut the budget to square with the revenue coming in, since the state — unlike the federal government — can’t legally run a deficit.

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