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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 3:19am

Business Leaders Offer State Budget Ideas

State lawmakers resume the business of the General Assembly session today. As they reconvene, Senate leaders will get ideas on how the state can save money from a group of business leaders.

The recommendations come from a Budget Task Force put together by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle in January. Its task--how to further slash state spending without making drastic cuts to essential services or raising taxes.

Most of the ideas are expected to be focused on long-term budget solutions, and would add up to more than $3 billion in savings.