19 Tax-delinquent Legislators Prompt New Law
“As legislators, we are entrusted with the power to tax our citizens and spend their money. Elected officials should be held to the same standard as those who voted us into office.”
- Senator Eric Johnson, Senate District 1
In late February, the Georgia Department of Revenue really shook things up with information about some of our state law-making officials. Obviously, no one had properly vetted candidates for the General Assembly or we wouldn’t have been so shocked with the revelation that 19 of those elected and now serving in the legislature had not filed personal State income tax returns for multiple years – some as far back as 2002. Reportedly, the majority owed $20,000 or more.
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