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Tax overhaul plan unveiled

House leadership on Monday unveiled an 81-page tax proposal that is guaranteed to please and upset equal subsets of Georgians. But, sponsors said in an afternoon news conference, that's sort of the point.

Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, the sponsor of House Bill 445, said his bill is designed to be a conversation starter — albeit one that he believes would help millions of Georgians.

Carson said his plan is about “shifting power away from the state and toward the kitchen table.”

But that plan, in addition to lowering the income tax from 6 percent to 4 percent, would also raise the state sales tax and require groceries be taxed before they hit that kitchen table.

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