Georgia agencies told to slash budgets by $3.6 billion

State agencies are being told to slash their budgets by nearly $3.6 billion as legislators seek ways to mitigate the devastation to Georgia’s economy caused by the coronavirus pandemic that could include layoffs and furloughs.

A memo from Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget director and chairs of the House and Senate Appropriation Committees went out May 1 to all state agencies including the Department of Education telling them to cut their fiscal year 2021 budget plans by 14%. The revised budgets are due by May 20.

Read entire article at the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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