Moving Forward: Vol. 16, Issue 3

State Agencies reviewed their budgets before the Joint Committee on Appropriations.  The Sessions began with the Governor reviewing his proposals, and the state’s economist summarizing the economic context in which budget decisions will be made.  While many of these economic indicators appear to be improving, overall, the state budget is not expected to recover to 2007 levels until 2016.  As of this writing, DCH, BHDD, DHS or Labor had not presented, but there were sobering budget presentations from both The Department of Education and The Board of Regents. Student transportation and school nurse programs were reduced, and the University System of Georgia, an important economic driver for the state, faces over $250,000,000 in cuts to teaching alone. Moving Forward, January 21, 2011 Moving Forward, January 21, 2011 Text Version