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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
AMENDED BUDGET MOVING-LEGISLATION POURING IN
The Senate moved the Amended FY 2016 Budget along, working on slight changes. The philosophy behind the Amended Budget has evolved into the interim budget being a "true-up" bringing in line actual expenditures, funding unforeseen contingencies and critical needs. Generally, new programs or expenditures are reserved for the competitive process in the General Budget. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 29, 2016
HOUSE SENDS FY 2016 AMENDED BUDGET TO THE SENATE

The budget to complete the balance of the 2016 Fiscal Year was passed on to the Senate by the House of Representatives and will be reviewed and voted on by the Senate. Any changes will be negotiated out between the two bodies and sent to the Governor for his signature. The $22.99 billion dollar budget adds $1.16 billion (6.3%) to the base 2016 budget, a majority due to new proceeds from the transportation taxes and fees passed last session. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JANUARY 22, 2016
FY 2017 BUDGET

At $23.7 billion, the Governor's proposed FY 2017 Budget is the biggest in Georgia history, due in large part to the additional $812 million of estimated revenue from new motor fuel taxes and fees. The FY 2017 Budget is based on 4.3 percent tax revenue growth over Amended FY 2016, excluding the increase from the motor fuel taxes and fees. (More)

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