As the General Assembly resumed the 2020 legislative session on Monday, it wasted no time focusing on its number one priority - the state budget. Earlier this week, the Senate released its FY 2021 budget recommendations which include an additional 11% reduction to the Governor's initially proposed 6% reduction to most state agencies.
In addition to the overall reductions, other proposed recommendations include:
- Full funding for the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund, Solid Waste Trust Fund, and the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program
- Overall $98 million reduction to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Overall $4.5 million reduction to the Department of Community Affairs
- Overall $10.9 million reduction to the Department of Revenue which includes a $1.5 million reduction to Forestland Protection Grants
- Additional reduction in Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants of $26 million
- $50 million in bond financing for bridge repair and replacement projects
to review Highlights of the FY 2021 Senate Budget Recommendations compiled by ACCG. The official proposed budget can be viewed
. Contact Debra Nesbit (
) with any questions.