Senator Casey Cagle hailed Senate passage today of legislation to begin providing tax relief to Georgia parents for child care expenses.
Cagle, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, sponsored the legislation and led Senate debate and passage on the bill. The new provisions — requested by Governor Sonny Perdue as a key part of his legislative agenda — would return an estimated $50 million to parents, resulting in a direct credit of $50 to $150 per family each year.
“I believe we should seize each and every opportunity possible to reduce the cost of government and return significant tax relief to Georgia citizens, and I am honored to support Governor Perdue’s consistent efforts in this direction. As child care expenses continue to increase, this is an excellent area to focus some of our efforts on, and I am pleased the Senate supported our legislation so strongly,” said Cagle.
“As we move forward with this session and the Lt. Governor race, my focus on providing tax relief to Georgia citizens will be as rock-solid as it has always been. While some candidates talk about tax relief, we are actually doing it in the Senate. I am pleased with this success and look forward to many more in the future,” Cagle continued.
Cagle has a consistent record of winning tax relief and has never voted for a tax increase in over a decade of public service in the Senate.