State Budget

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Guns, Schools, Drug Testing Await Legislators

Even with the state budgets already passed, the Legislature’s final meeting day looks to be long and hectic, with issues ranging from welfare drug testing to school safety and gun regulations to $130 million in state borrowing.


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State Agencies Prepare For More Budget Cuts

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP) –  Gov. Nathan Deal is asking state agencies to find another $553 million in reductions through June 2014. Officials say about half of that would come from higher education and from public health […]



State Budget Plan Approved But Work Is Not Done

ATLANTA – (WAOK/AP) –  The state Senate has passed a $19.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, though lawmakers are not done negotiating. The spending plan passed Wednesday on a 53-0 vote. Lawmakers in […]


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College Football Hall Of Fame May Be Scrapped For Now

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Georgia House budget writers passed a $19.2 billion spending plan for the upcoming year that put the brakes on plans to build the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The General Assembly approved […]