Georgia Once Again Faces Budget Shortfall: Gov Orders Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in More Cuts

As the state begins its 2011 fiscal year it is facing another potential budget shortfall of approx $500 million. This is on top of the $2.5 billion in cuts already implemented since FY 2009. Among the three causes is the failure by Congress to extend the enhanced Medicaid match for states. All departments are affected, including education, public safety, and regulatory watch dog functions. This report references alternative strategies to widespread cuts. Download the PDF.

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