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State lawmaker from Forsyth County tapped for committee on tax reform

FORSYTH COUNTY — A state lawmaker from Forsyth County has been selected to serve on a new committee centered around tax reform.

Sen. Michael Williams was chosen by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure. The committee was created by the passage of House Bill 170 in the most recent state legislative session and took effect July 1.

Williams, whose District 27 encompasses all of Forsyth except its northeastern corner, said in a statement that he was “honored to be appointed.”

“I look forward to working with my colleagues in both the Senate and the House during the 2016 legislative session to address any tax reform legislation,” he said.

The committee will be made up of appointed members from both chambers of the legislature. Its main objective is to draft legislation relating to tax reform and introduce it during next year’s General Assembly.

“I’m proud to appoint Sen. Williams to the [committee] and look forward to thoroughly evaluating their findings,” Cagle said in a statement. “[He] has been a leader on these issues, and I’m thankful he’s lending his time and expertise to the important work this committee will perform.”

According to Brittany Wagner, communications specialist for the Georgia Senate Press Office, Williams was also appointed to serve as a member of the Southern Legislative Conference Fiscal Affairs and Governmental Operations Committee.