Lawmakers signed off on a $32.4 billion spending plan for next year as the clock expired on the 2023 legislative session, although Gov. Brian Kemp warned of “significant holes” in the budget.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The Georgia House is set to pass a 2024 budget that increases investment in law enforcement and public safety, including funds to address concerns in Buckhead. Meanwhile, opponents of the planned Atlanta police training center are accusing police of heavy-handed tactics.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state's $30.2 billion fiscal year 2023 budget, which goes into effect July 1, 2022.
On Day 35 of the legislative session, the budget was the big-ticket item in the Senate. In the House, debate ensued over a measure for parents to challenge books and materials their children read in school.
The Georgia Senate unanimously approved a fiscal 2023 state budget Friday that provides raises to teachers and state employees and restores state agencies to pre-pandemic spending levels.
House Bill 910, the amended fiscal year budget, passed unanimously in the Senate on Thursday.
Georgia’s prison system could undergo a radical change with Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to spend $600 million to open two new prisons that would replace four outdated correctional facilities with the aim to make prisons safer and cut costs.
The Georgia General Assembly’s amended fiscal year 2021 state budget passed, with the final version now on Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday a $1,000 bonus for state employees in the amended FY 2021 budget.
Georgia's budget director told lawmakers on Friday that Gov. Brian Kemp is trying to avoid state employee layoffs even as he orders budget cuts.
The 2019 Session Joint Budget Hearings began at 10 a.m. Lawmakers from the state house and state senate will hear from department heads and Gov. Brian...