Atlanta, GA (AP) - Georgia may be making budget cuts. But a bipartisan group of House legislators wants to extend a tax break on jet fuel that saves Delta Airlines and other carriers around $25 million a year in state taxes every year.
The tax break is set to expire on July 1. The bill would extend it until 2013.
It's sponsored by state Rep. Jay Roberts, an Ocilla Republican. Among the co-sponsors is state Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Columbus Democrat.
Georgia is making steep budget cuts as it faces the loss of $1 billion in federal stimulus dollars.
The jet fuel tax break was not one that a special council appointed by the state Legislature to study the state's tax code recommended keeping.
House Bill 322: www.legis.ga.gov
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