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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 12:04pm

New Details In 2013 State Budget

A revised 2013 state budget heads to a full house chamber for a vote Wednesday.

There have been some last minute changes to the 19.2 billion dollar plan, including a boost in funds for Georgia’s University and Technical College Systems.

The new plan includes an additional 3 million dollars for law enforcement raises and 10 million dollars toward local road projects.

Budget writers removed ten million dollars in bond money, previously approved for the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

The state’s University and Technical College systems will get about 375 million dollars more for campus building and maintenance projects.

Mike Light, with the Technical College System of Georgia, says if the budget is approved, it will be money well spent:

“Today in Georgia, we’ve got tens of thousands of new students coming into our system each year looking to train for 21st century jobs and get the skills they need. We’ve grown 30% in the last three years and until now, funding has not kept up with that growth.”

House budget writers also included 12.5 million dollars to buy property for a North Fulton County campus of Gwinnett Technical College.