Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday that homeowner tax grants have helped fatten local government coffers but have been “ineffective” in driving Georgia’s property taxes down.
Perdue has frozen the $428 million in grants that had been set to go out this year as the state scrambles to close a budget shortfall. He said Tuesday he’d like to see the grants, which local officials say average about $200 to $300 per household, scrapped altogether.
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