State agencies are weighing their reponses to another order to cut. Governor Nathan Deal is asking department heads to come up with another half-billion-dollars in reductions for next year's budget. The cuts are larger than last year's and represent the fifth straight year the Governor's office has asked for cuts.
A study by the University of Georgia found the 35 schools in the University system generated $13.2 billion for Georgia’s economy last year. That’s mainly due to the growing number of students and the amount they spend..