Political Rewind: Virus Stresses An Already Strained Budget

May 12, 2020

Tuesday on Political Rewind, there are many uncertainties as the pandemic continues. One eventuality is certain, however; the state budget will be hit hard.

The cost of the response, in addition to decreased tax revenue from the lockdown, could sprain an already strained bottom line for the state government. What is the plan for officials? 

We discussed the budget today with Terry England (R-Auburn), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.


Panelists:

Terry England – Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee (R-Auburn)

Tamar Hallerman – Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

James Salzer – Budget and State Government Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution