Georgia governor approves nearly $26 billion state budget

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed the nearly $26 billion state budget passed on the final day of the delayed 2020 General Assembly on Friday. The budget avoids unpaid employee furloughs and layoffs but does involve deep cuts to programs.

Georgia lawmakers adopt $26B budget

Georgia lawmakers agreed Friday to a budget that promises sharp cuts but is supposed to avoid unpaid employee furloughs and layoffs in one of the closing acts of the 2020 session of the General Assembly.

SINE DIE: Measures that passed or failed in Georgia General Assembly

Lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly on Friday are concluding the regular 2020 session of the General Assembly after a months-long recess because of COVID-19. Besides their annual duty of passing a budget to govern state spending, here’s a look at the fate of some other significant issues:

State lawmakers reach budget deal, must still vote

With just one day left in the 2020 legislative session, lawmakers have reached a deal on the FY 2021 budget, which begins next week. The state has seen drastically reduced tax revenues in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.