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Step up investment in pursuing tax cheats

He pledged to go after tax cheats to help rev up state revenue. "There's $2.5 billion that is uncollected out there from people who are cheating on their taxes, and against whom we aren't enforcing the law," the Atlanta state senator said. "That's $2.5 billion dollars of money that's gone uncollected by our state government for years now." Carter said state government should step up its investment in pursuing tax cheats and rooting out wasteful spending.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Aug 28, 2014

Discuss regional sales tax to deal with local issues

Carter said it was time to revive the idea of a regional sales tax for infrastructure improvements to fix a transportation dilemma he said is weighing down Georgia's economy like an "anchor." He said one option would be allowing counties to band together to levy their own tax. "There has to be some way that we're going to sit down and have a robust discussion about how to fund it."
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Aug 19, 2014

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