Brass: Curbing government overreach underlying theme of 2022 General Assembly

Brass: Curbing government overreach underlying theme of 2022 General Assembly

Sen. Matt Brass When it comes to conservative policy, Sen. Matt Brass said the 2022 General Assembly was a victory for a variety of reasons. On issues involving taxes, Brass said he was happy to see the income tax rate drop for two years in a row, along with returning money to Georgia taxpayers. Be in the know the moment news happens “At $250 each or $500 per family, that’s $1.6 billion cut out of the budget, and who would know better how to spend that money than citizens?” Brass said. Brass was also proud to have helped eliminate the income tax rate on retirement for veterans — up to $17,500 from retiree pay, along with an additional $17,500 for any additional job they might have. “That’s $35,000 worth of exempt taxes for veterans, so I think it’s a pretty big deal,” Brass said. But Brass said curbing government overreach was a predominant theme this session. “We shouldn’t have to codify government outreach, but it’s pretty clear over the last few years that we do,” Brass said. “Across the country, we’ve watched the government push the limits of what they can or can’t do.” Mask, Vaccine Requirements One of the most frequent calls from constituents were vaccine and mask mandates, Brass said. “Our community is rich in medical professionals, so it was vitally important to get some things cleared up,” Brass said. Senate Bill 345 prevents state agencies and local governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccines while Senate Bill 514 […]

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