Power Breakfast: State tax breaks for some businesses, immigration, jobless benefits, transportation, pilots

Lawmakers this year weren’t able to overhaul the state’s tax system, but that didn’t stop them from handing out tax breaks to some businesses before the 2011 legislative session ended Thursday, AJC reporter James Salzer writes.

The House gave final approval to a bill that would continue a sales tax break for customers of companies such as Gulfstream that refurbish high-priced private jets, Salzer reports.

Tacked onto that bill was a costly measure to give a sales tax break to businesses that build certain tourist attractions, entertainment centers, marinas, golf courses, hotel and conference centers, auto racetracks, and Georgia crafts and products centers, Salzer writes.

And lawmakers alsopassed an extension of a fuel tax break for Delta Air Lines before they ended the session, Salzer reports.

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4 comments Add your comment

Road Scholar

April 15th, 2011
6:29 am

Where are the jobs?

seabeau

April 15th, 2011
6:50 am

Business is really giving us the business!!

TnGelding

April 15th, 2011
7:28 am

At least they’re trying to attract job creators. Give them credit for that. I wish they’d bring in that Harvard prof and take his advice.

bigapplegeorgiapeach

April 17th, 2011
5:48 pm

They’re just paying back their campaign contributors. That’s how politics works…..