Perdue's State of the State Address

ATLANTA (AP) _ Governor Perdue said today that he wants to provide tax relief for Georgians and proposed eliminating the state ad valorem tax that residents pay on their homes and automobiles.

The 94 million dollar tax cut would begin in 2009 and must be approved by voters at the ballot box as a constitutional amendment. First it must receive a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the state Legislature.

The property tax portion of the plan is expected to mean an average savings of about $30 per household.

In his annual state-of-the-state address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Perdue said he believes in fiscal responsibility and tax relief "for the people of Georgia.''

The Republican governor said he will also continue to push for his 142 million dollar tax cut for upper income retirees.


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