It’ll keep local politicos honest about the money they are bringing in from us.
For the past 15 years, local elected officials have been able to reap revenue windfalls while boasting they cut taxes.
State lawmakers hoped last week to end that practice, when the Georgia House passed a provision to cap the growth in property assessments. The cap, included in a bill that would eliminate the car tag tax, followed a failed attempt to limit the revenue growth of local governments. On Wednesday, a Senate committee removed the tag tax from the House resolution, but it passed the rest of the measure —- including the cap on property assessments —- on to the full Senate.