Tue., May 7, 2013 3:52pm
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.
Tue., April 30, 2013 2:42pm
Matthew Chase, Executive Director of the National Association of Counties, visited Savannah Monday to talk to members of Georgia’s Association County Commissioners about sequestration.
Fri., April 5, 2013 4:00pm
Under a bill passed last week, state lawmakers won’t be able to divert hazardous and solid waste trust fund fees to other parts of the budget. The measure caused a last-minute battle between legislators in the waning moments of the legislative session, but backers say Georgians will now be getting what they paid for.
Thu., March 28, 2013 2:49pm
Today is the last day of the 2013 legislative session, and state lawmakers are busy passing bills before the midnight deadline.
Wed., March 27, 2013 4:06pm
Georgia lawmakers will wrap up the 2013 session Thursday, but they have several major pieces of legislation to pass before celebrating Sine Die.
Tue., March 12, 2013 4:49pm
The budget for the next fiscal year cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday. The spending plan passed the state House, and now heads to the state Senate for approval.
Fri., February 22, 2013 5:00pm
The amended 2013 budget cleared the state Senate Friday and is now headed for a conference committee to resolve discrepancies with the House version. Lawmakers make changes to the budget each year to reflect changes in school enrollment and other items.
Fri., February 8, 2013 5:00pm
The state House passed an amended budget Friday for the current fiscal year. It reconciles projections from last year with the economic realities of today. State officials had to lower the budget’s revenue estimate because the economy hasn’t recovered as quickly as they had predicted.
Wed., January 23, 2013 6:29pm
Georgia judges said the state doesn't invest enough money to make its judicial system operate effectively and efficiently. During budget hearings Justice Hugh Thompson of the Georgia Supreme Court said courts are struggling to keep up with their dockets.
Tue., January 22, 2013 4:53pm
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.