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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 10:49am

During An Election Year, Is Long-Term Budget Thinking Possible?

Updated: 4 years ago.
Two policy experts say only long-term budget thinking will get Georgia out of a more than $1 billion deficit. (photo courtesy Hikingartist.com)

Lawmakers canceled appropriations hearings Tuesday as disagreement continues over how to fill a $1 billion budget gap. By law, they have to balance the budget by the start of each fiscal year that begins July 1. For more on the debate on how to balance Georgia's budget, GPB's Rickey Bevington spoke to Kelly McCutcheon, President of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a market-oriented, independent think-tank, and Alan Essig, Executive Director of the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute, also non-partisan organization that works to improve the quality of life for all Georgians. Rickey by asking Kelly McCutcheon, "How should we balance the state budget?"

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