Georgia’s governor has ordered all state agencies to slash their budgets by 4% this year and an additional 6% next year. This is the first time state agencies have gotten an order like this since the Great Recession hit 10 years ago.
GBPI’s Danny Kanso noted that the governor is calling for spending cuts at a time when the state is looking to cut taxes again in 2020.
“Georgia does not have a spending problem and in fact ranks 50th in the growth of state spending since the recession. These budget cuts are in stark contrast to the needs of a growing state. Georgia lawmakers can end this manufactured budget crisis by enacting smart reforms.”