Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes is expected to unveil his plan for shortening Georgia’s unemployment lines if elected in November. Components of the jobs program were delivered from the pulpit of a Savannah church on Sunday, according to a report by the Savannah Morning News’ Terry Dickson:
Barnes said he would create faith-based partnerships to help educate children and prepare workers. Churches and other faith-based organizations would help provide for children in foster care, would mentor students and help them prepare for tests.
Any company that has outsourced jobs overseas would be disqualified from bidding on state and local government contracts.
[Companies would be encouraged] to add jobs by waiving the state’s portion of payroll taxes for two years on new hires.
Georgia’s 6 percent capital gains tax [would be waived] for anyone who reinvests profits from real estate and other sales to expand businesses or start new ones.