Good stuff from Rep. Alan Powell (Hartwell) on the 2009 legislative session. Some key points from Powell include:

  • Legislative leadership failed to effectively deal with Georgia’s budget problems.
  • Expect an estimated $200 to $300 increase for the average Georgia homeowner on property tax bills .
  • The governor, lieutenant governor and house speaker gained more political power but failed to deliver a solution to Georgia’s transportation problems.
  • State taxpayers and utility rate payers had to foot the bill for misplaced priorities and fiscal irresponsibility.