After Hearings, Lawmakers Must Balance Cuts And Growth In State Budget

Jan 24, 2020

Georgia lawmakers have spent the past week in hearings learning more about the governor's proposed $28.1 billion spending plan, which includes several hundred million in new spending to boost teacher pay, and several hundred million in cuts to streamline other agencies.

Gov. Brian Kemp told the state House and Senate Appropriations committees the budget includes common-sense savings that don't drastically cut services for Georgians.

But some agency heads say they will be hit extra hard. GPB political reporter Stephen Fowler sits down with Morning Edition host Leah Fleming to break down the discussions.