Wed., March 6, 2013 10:02am
The Georgia General Assembly has approved a $19.3 billion midyear budget, including more money for schools and health care. It now awaits a signature from Gov. Nathan Deal.
Mon., August 6, 2012 3:23pm
The Georgia Board of Regents will consider the names for two merged universities and its budget request for next year at two days of meetings starting Tuesday. Gov. Nathan Deal has directed state agencies to plan for 3 percent reductions for next fiscal year and for the second half of the budget that began last month. That will include cuts at the 35 state colleges and universities.
Mon., June 18, 2012 10:00am
Georgia is among the worst states in the country for staffing nurses in schools, but state education leaders are hoping a new law passed this year will improve that standing. For the first time, the state is funding nurses based on student enrollment.
Tue., April 24, 2012 8:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal is touring Georgia to sign local bills and discuss the state budget, including funding for the Port of Savannah.
Tue., March 6, 2012 5:04pm
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.
Tue., March 6, 2012 7:45am
Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee voted Monday to approve changes to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's spending plan for the fiscal year starting in July. It next heads to a vote on the House floor. Georgia would spend $19.2 billion under the budget plan.
Thu., January 19, 2012 5:12pm
Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2013 spending plan is about 4 percent larger than the revised 2012 budget. That reflects increased tax revenues. But state officials told lawmakers Thursday, there'll be no reprieve from budget cuts next year.
Thu., January 19, 2012 9:30am
State legislators continued to hold budget hearings on Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2013 spending plan Wednesday. Most state agencies are dealing with two percent budgets cuts. And that often means doing the same amount of work with less money.
Tue., January 17, 2012 10:32am
State legislators began hearings on the 2013 budget Tuesday. They will hold meetings on the Governor's spending proposal for the rest of the week. Gov. Nathan Deal reiterated that his budget plan calls for modest spending increases.
Thu., January 5, 2012 7:35pm
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is proposing consolidating, eliminating or significantly changing some state agencies in a plan to shore up the 2013 state budget. Among those agencies that could be affected: the State Personnel Administration, the Georgia Aviation Authority, the Sexual Offender Review Board and the Department of Labor.