Georgia is slated to have as much as $1 billion more to spend in next year’s state budget, according to a budget lecture given by Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance.
According to the Morris News Services article, when the legislative sessions starts, “there should be between $878 million and $1 billion in additional money to work with.
“The difference depends on whether tax collections grow by 4 percent or 5 percent next year state is still suffering from the last recession. ”
Also, Bourdeaux said, the state hasn’t replaced lost manufacturing jobs outside of metro Atlanta, causing a rise in poverty and stifling tax collections.
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