Guns, Taxes, Textbooks: Bills that Passed the Georgia Legislature in 2022

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Key Points
  • State lawmakers moved to lower the Georgia's income tax rate and give teachers a pay raise.
  • Controversial bills also passed on restricting "divisive concepts" in schools and sports participation for transgender students
  • Georgia becomes the 25th "open-carry" state to allow residents to purchase firearms without a license.
Georgia’s legislative session ended late Monday with lawmakers passing hundreds of bills over a nearly three-month span. This year, the General Assembly tackled high-profile measures on guns, taxes, mental health, transgender student athletes and critical race theory. Oh, and milk. Here’s what you should know: Taxpayers Georgians should see some relief on their tax bills ...

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