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Tax package set for speedy vote in Ga. House

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By RAY HENRY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Legislation that would increase tax exemptions for married couples and gradually phase out the property tax on cars and trucks is headed for a speedy vote Tuesday.

House Speaker David Ralston said the House will debate and vote on the issue Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.

A special legislative committee gave the Republican-backed bill initial approval Monday. It cannot be amended.

The bill is speeding forward at a hurried pace. The legislation was first released Monday and amended Tuesday morning. House lawmakers will have less than a full day to examine the changes to the tax code before voting. A tax overhaul package failed last year under scrutiny from Democrats and others.

Rep. Larry O'Neal, the House majority leader, said the changes have been debated for months or even years.

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