Keeping with tradition, the legislature recessed after the first week to review the Governor's Amended FY 2020 and FY 2021 Budget Recommendations and to conduct Joint Appropriations Committee budget hearings, beginning the process of completing the General Assembly's only constitutional responsibility.
Many of the state agencies and other branches of government provided the Joint Committee presentations on their work and proposed budgets. A schedule of those presentations may be found
and you can view the actual presentations
ACCG has provided a thorough overview of budget items of key significance to Georgia counties. There were several, substantial statewide agency reductions. Click
to access the ACCG overview it in its entirety.
For a more condensed summary of appropriations with potential direct impact on counties, click
There are a few items of interest to counties that remained intact.
included in its budget bond funding for bridges - an ACCG Legislative Agenda item - in which there was an increase of
. Other items include:
FY 2020 Budget (Amended Budget)
- Forestland Protection Grants - total of $39 million
FY 2021 Budget (Big Budget)
- Hazardous Wast Trust Fund - increased by $4.3 million
- Solid Waste Trust Fund - increased by $27,000
- Outdoor Stewardship Program Grants - $20 million in appropriations