When the dust starts flying in the state legislature next month, Savannah lawmakers will be kicking up sand. They're making beach renourishment one of their priorities. That's because the beach at Tybee Island is eroding. And that's not good for tourism.
Under the budget Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday, the state will spend about five percent more than it’s spending this year. State officials say costs are rising for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 – but so is revenue.
Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2014 budget includes small investments in areas he’s targeted, including accountability courts and juvenile justice. Speaking Tuesday at budget hearings at the state Capitol, he told lawmakers Georgia’s continued slow economic recovery nixes any ambitious plans.