Governor Sonny Perdue says under his watch Georgia’s government has learned to run smoother and has gotten better at managing its money and assets. Tuesday in the House chambes of the state Capitol, the governor touted the hard work of a special commission he created.
State officials on Friday voted to continue the toll charge on metro Atlanta's Georgia 400 until 2020. The decision came after a meeting of the State Road and Tollway Authority, of which Governor Sonny Perdue chairs.
Georgia’s revenue numbers have been on the rise for the past three months, but it amounts to only 1.3 percent in actual growth according to the state revenue department. When the governor created this year's budget he projected 4 percent growth.
The state Department of Natural Resources is preparing to build its first park at Lake Lanier. DNR officials say the 1,040-acre Don Carter State Park will serve the less-developed northeastern part of Lake Lanier, offering camping, swimming and other outdoor activities.
Georgia's revenue collections were up a third straight month in August. The jump of 12.7 percent in collections is a bigger rise than even the two previous months: Georgia's revenue was up 4.7 percent in July and rose 3.8 percent in June -- over one year's time.