Public hearing Thursday on bills to reshape Fulton County

Fulton County’s state lawmakers will hold a public hearing Thursday on three bills, introduced by House Republicans from north Fulton, that would reshape the county government. House Bill 170 would double the homestead exemption to $60,000; House Bill 171 would add another north Fulton commissioner and eliminate an at-large seat; and House Bill 172 would make all new hires unclassified, meaning they can’t appeal to the personnel board if they are fired, demoted or suspended.

The hearing runs from noon to 1 p.m. in room 403 of the state Capitol.

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