Georgia does not have enough defense lawyers to handle new death penalty cases according to the Public Defender Standards Council. It is requesting a special session of the legislature to address funding for the indigent defense system.
The state's revenue is up for a fourth-straight month. Fresh numbers from the Governor's office show net revenue collections for September were $1,449,825,000 compared to $1,371,956,000 for September of 2009. It represents an increase of 5.7 percent.