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Georgia may lower state income tax

...individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs. To keep paying for government services they are raising the sales tax and expanding it to groceries and digital downloads like songs, video games and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/ga-republicans-take-anot
Democrats: Gov. Haley's tax-cut proposal represents a tax increase for more than 1 million filers

...infrastructure funding hostage to a proposal they say primarily benefits the wealthy and forces cuts in needed government services, without sufficiently addressing the state's infrastructure needs.Haley announced last month she's willing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/democrats-gov-haleys-tax-cut-
Twisted justice?

...county's leadership and judiciary, because we're very much for law and order ? and we favor sensibly privatizing government services.But we're still not sold on the concept of for-profit companies supervising misdemeanor probationers, at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-09/twisted-justice
Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

...to jettison the income tax while collections are low, possibly forcing deeper, unpopular spending cuts in core government services such as education, health care and public safety services.Sen. Judson Hill, a Marietta Republican who supports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-15/income-inequality-complicates
Firm to relocate to Aiken

AIKEN -- Westinghouse Government Services Co. is expected to announce...submarines. Westinghouse Government Services was formed after last year's...new company, Westinghouse Government Services now essentially has no headquarters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/27/met_281084.shtml
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Defense service company to be based in Aiken

AIKEN -- Westinghouse Government Services Co. is expected to announce...submarines. Westinghouse Government Services was formed after last year's...new company, Westinghouse Government Services now essentially has no headquarters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/27/bus_281047.shtml
Business
Disparity exists in Augusta's property tax system

...tax districts in which property owners pay for government services in two distinct and, at times, unequal ways...Urban Services District was created to pay for government services "not furnished" in the suburban areas. The taxes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-09-15/disparity-exists-augusta
Growth pays for budget increase

...more in taxes this year, most of the increase in government services will be funded by growth. Growth in new homes...is very, very nominal to cover the increase in government services from last year to this year." The county's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/29/met_386725.shtml
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Aiken's corporate coup

...city of Aiken scored by recruiting Westinghouse Government Services to locate its corporate offices there. Strong...there's the prestige factor: Westinghouse Government Services employs 14,500 workers in 33 states and oversees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/04/edi_281362.shtml
Editorials
Deficit to dominate debate

...Assembly will be dominated by a debate over what government services to eliminate or cut back as lawmakers grapple with...of lagging tax collections and rising demand for government services, both effects from the recession. Revenues in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/10/met_562678.shtml
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