Hall County officials have quietly decided to spare from taxes a development of hundreds of acres connected to Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign chairman.
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Staff writer James Salzer contributed to this article.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported in October that more than $10 million in planned taxpayer-funded improvements had substantially increased the value of land owned by Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign manager and other investors. That included the state buying 10 acres in the Hall County industrial park, plus funding by the county for roads, sewers and other infrastructure on the land. The AJC now reports that Hall County officials recently awarded tax-exempt status to the property, saving developers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.