The state’s University System is already running more than $220 million dollars leander for this school year. Now the Board of Regents is approving plans for even deeper cuts if state revenues remain weak.
Governor Sonny Perdue has ordered state agencies cut 4 percent from their budgets in case an extension of Medicaid funds doesn’t pass Congress. Georgia created its budget depending on $375 million of the money, but conservatives in US senate won’t approve it if it raises the national debt.
As the state Department of Transportation is in over its head with a major budget crunch, some Georgia motorists are in over their heads, too, literally… with grass. The Georgia DOT has reduced highway cleanup this year due to tight funds. In the past crews cut the grass on state highways four times a year. But lately the DOT’s budget is the only thing getting cut.