Casey Cagle on Budget & Economy
JOBS: hire unemployed Georgians & incentivizes new business
Putting Georgia's economy back on the right track is a top priority for Lt. Governor Cagle and the Georgia Senate. He is taking action to promote new business investment that helps Georgia's companies grow, create incentives for new businesses to
form, and encourage existing businesses to begin hiring again.
Source: 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial website CaseyCagle.com
, Jul 4, 2018
- Early in the session, Lt. Governor Cagle and Senate leaders announced the Jobs, Opportunity and Business Success (JOBS) Act of 2010, which helps create an environment for new jobs and
fosters Georgia's growing companies. It promotes business investment, hiring currently unemployed Georgians, and incentivizes new business creation.
- Currently, Georgia's economic development spending is spread across the budget in various agencies
and programs. The Joint Legislative Economic Development Council will ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent in the most effective manner by overseeing a unified statement economic development strategic plan.
Expect state government to balance budget & reduce waste
Georgia's Constitution requires a balanced budget, and our citizens should be proud that we have weathered the recent economic downturn without raising taxes. This has taken some belt tightening on the part of government. However, if Georgia families
can balance their checkbooks, then we should expect our state government to do the same.
Lt. Gov. Cagle has led the way by creating new avenues for citizens to report government waste, and fighting to eliminate unneeded programs from the state budget.
This hard work has resulted in Georgia government running leaner than ever, and is why our state is one of only a handful that enjoys a top credit rating.
We must remain vigilant in the fight against government waste. As our economy improves, there
will be those who want to create new programs without careful thought. The better choice is to be wise, prudent and careful with taxpayer funds, ensuring our state rebuilds its rainy day fund and continues to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.
Source: 2018 Georgia gubernatorial campaign website CaseyCagle.com
, May 2, 2017
Page last updated: Oct 05, 2018