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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
FY16 BUDGET: REVENUE GROWTH ENOUGH FOR “MUST DO” ITEMS—NOT MUCH ELSE

The solid 5% growth being reported right now is good news and with four months completed of the fiscal year, a strong revenue growth year appears very possible. Obviously this fact has been noticed by state departments and while they were instructed by the Governor to submit “flat” budget requests, there are already meetings being held where new slides mysteriously appear with new initiatives that could happen “with new funding.” (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
TERRIFIC FIRST THIRD OF FISCAL YEAR CLOSES AT 5% GROWTH

As a lady in my district said one time “There’s been a lot of water under the dam since then.” Well since last month’s revenue report, there has definitely been a lot of activity “under the bridge” or in some cases “over the dam” and maybe, just maybe “under the dam!”  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
POPULATION GROWTH COMPLICATED RECESSION RECOVERY

Georgia’s relentless population growth throughout the recession made funding state services more difficult in the face of drastically falling revenues. Even during the recovery period since 2012, Georgia has continued to grow near 100,000 in population per year. (More)

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