HB 683 Ralston - 7 H.Appropriations
The current year budget amended to reflect the increase in revenues of $300 million.
The top items in the governor's recommendations are:
$10 million in Community Affairs for beach nourishment projects, after Hurricane Irma.
27 million in Community Health to reflect increased need in Medicaid
23 million in Community Health to provide a state match for hospital federal funds
102 million in DO Education for QBE student increases not part of projected enrollment in original budget
15 million in DO Education to buy 194 local school buses @ $77,000 each with cash,
not bonds as in the past
3 million in Forestry Commission to combat wildfires.
15 million in Dept of Human Services for Out-of-Home Care utilization
5 million in GBI for implementation of the statewide criminal justice e-filing system
2.7 million in Natural Resources to provide additional public access and land
5.2 million in Public Health for GA Trauma Care from Super Speeder fines and
4 million in Public Safety to purchase 93 law enforcement pursuit vehicles
10 million in University System for Augusta University Graduate Medical School to cover
an operating deficit
17 million in Revenue for Forestland Protection grant reimbursements
10.7 million in Student Finance Commission for additional students in dual enrollment
programs, Lottery funds
18 million in Student Finance Commission for public school students for the Zell Miller
scholarship, Lottery funds
25.2 million in DOT to expand 11 runway lengths to handle larger aircraft.
HB 684 Ralston - 8 H.Appropriations
FY2019 Budget for the year beginning July 1, 2018.
The top items in the governor's recommendation to spend the $1 billion in additional revenue expected are:
$316 million to shore up Teacher Retirement funds spread through budgets of DO
Education, University System, and the
Technical College System of GA
15 million in Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities for children's mental
health, 3 items
3.5 million in Economic Development, OneGeorgia Authority, for economic
142.4 million in Community Health, net, for Medicaid-Aged Blind and Disabled
83 million in Community Health for Medicaid-Low Income, 3 items
(96 million) reduction in DOE to reflect QBE reduction because of increased property
values in local school districts.
30 million in DOE in Equalization Funds to low wealth school districts
120 million in DOE to local school systems for additional students enrolled
10 million in DOE for State Commission Charter School supplemental funds
29.1 million in Human Services for Out-Of-Home Care, 6 items
34.3 million in Student Finance Commission to fund additional students in dual
enrollment programs, Lottery funds
35.7 million in Student Finance Commission for increased funds for public school
students HOPE scholarships, Lottery
30 million in Student Finance Commission to fund HOPE Zell Miller scholarships,
12.2 million in DOT for capital construction projects
108 million in existing and new bonds for increased debt service costs.