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Column: How the state economy, taxes and budget influence one another. And what China has to do with it
08292018 TOM BAXTER
Tom Baxter
Even though it doesn’t always feel that way, more people will get up and go to work today in Georgia than at any time in the state’s history.In the past year alone, a quarter-million new jobs have been added in the state, Gov. Brian Kemp told the Joint House-Senate Budget Committee last week, as he rolled out his budget plan to lawmakers. State Economist Jeffrey Dorfman echoed the governor’s cheerful, yet cautious, assessment.