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Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 2:40pm

Perdue Blasts DOT for Not Changing Accounting Practices

Governor Sonny Perdue is accusing the Department of Transportation for breaking the law for refusing to change its accounting practices.

Perdue is calling the move illegal, irresponsible and in defiance of the state auditor.

He says the agency's decision has hobbled the state's ability to refinance $22 million dollars in outstanding bonds for road projects.

The Department of Transportation voted today not to reverse a change in its accounting practices - a decision that could affect how road project dollars are spent.

The board will delay the change until July 1 and is consulting Attorney General Thurbert Baker on the matter.