A day before the start of the new fiscal year, Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a $26 billion budget that cuts $2.2 billion in spending amid an uncertain financial future for the state. […]Danny Kanso, a budget analyst for
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Lawmakers on the last day of the legislative session passed a bill taxing vaping products for the first time and raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. The move, when signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, means an estimated
A state representative from Sandy Springs joined a colleague in suggesting Georgia should increase the cigarette tax to help cover a $3.5 billion budget shortfall that could cause at least 1,000 layoffs and an equal number of furloughed workers. Rep.
Georgia lawmakers will get their first look next week at how deep state agencies must cut their budgets to comply with spending reductions the legislature’s leading budget writers ordered in the wake of coronavirus. Revised fiscal 2021 budget proposals the
While Georgia’s Department of Public Health is battling the coronavirus pandemic, its leaders say it will have to furlough staffers — including those working in infectious disease control and epidemiology — one day a month to meet state-mandated spending cuts.
Georgia lawmakers due to reconvene the 2020 legislative session next month face a daunting task: plugging a projected budget shortfall of $3 billion to $4 billion inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a different world than it was three or
State agencies in Georgia are being asked to cut up to $3.8 billion from their budgets to absorb the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deep cuts to Georgia’s roughly $27.5 billion original 2020 fiscal year budget lawmakers
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
State agencies were told Friday they should plan on cutting more than $3.5 billion from their budgets in the upcoming fiscal year, a move that could bring furloughs and layoffs among Georgia’s 200,000 teachers and state employees. […] Danny Kanso,
The state could face at least a $4 billion shortfall over the next 15 months without more federal aid, likely meaning layoffs and furloughs across the government in the coming year, a new report out Monday says. […] The Georgia