A new year began Saturday, and as we usher in 2022, we also usher in new laws. One new law means a tax break for Georgians, another means a tax break for teachers who will be working in underperforming schools, and still others will have an impact in the court system – including a pay raise for some judges.

House Bill 593 raises the amount of income a person needs to make before they have to pay state taxes. The standard for individuals will go from $4,600 to $5,400, and for couples filing jointly, it’s going from $6,000 to $7,100. 

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