The Atlanta Journal- Constitution’s investigative blog highlighted the Center for State and Local Finance’s budget lecture held Nov. 12.
In the blog, reporter James Salzer writes that one of the fastest-growing items in Georgia’s budget over the past decade and a half has been debt service, according to Carolyn Bourdeaux, who gave the budget presentation.
The debt service centers on “paying off construction debt governors and state lawmakers have piled up,” Salzer writes.
During the budget presentation, Bordeaux noted that overall state spending has increased about 37 percent since 2002. The biggest percentage increase has come in spending on the state’s judicial system.
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To read the director’s budget presentation slides, click here.