Proven for Tax Relief
Senator Ben Watson helped pass a 10 percent income tax cut for Georgians — the largest income tax cut in state history. The tax reduces the rate from 6.0 to 5.5 percent and doubles the standard deduction for all Georgians.
Proven for Health Care Reform
Sen. Watson sponsored HB 769 establishing the Rural Health Innovation System. The legislation provides a grant program to incentivize physicians to practice in rural areas. It also increases a tax credit for donations to rural hospitals and simplifies the remote order process for pharmacies.
Proven on Coastal Issues
After two back-to-back disastrous storms, Sen. Watson led the fight for funding for coastal protection and renourishment. Ben proposed legislation to help disaster victims and supported legislation for $10 million of funding for additional beach renourishment. He also authored successful legislation, SB 101, to help protect our marshes.