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Deal Promises Smaller Government to Georgia Farmers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jekyll Island,GA (AP) - Georgia's next governor told farmers
that lower tax revenues will lead to cuts in public spending and
smaller government.

Republican Nathan Deal addressed the 72nd annual convention of
the Georgia Farm Bureau on Monday. Growers from across the state
are gathering at Jekyll Island to elect new leadership and set
legislative priorities for the coming year.

Agriculture is Georgia's largest economic sector.

Deal told the farmers that the tight economic climate is an
opportunity for Republicans to demonstrate their small-government
principles. The governor-elect didn't say where he might tighten
spending.

Meanwhile, the head of a tax commission promised farmers that it
would recommend continuing sales tax exemptions on feed, seed,
fertilizer and equipment.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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