Senate Adopts Georgian Budget Changes in Support of K-12 and Health

ATLANTA (AP) – A revised state budget that increased spending on K-12 schools and public health passed the Georgia Senate 52-0 and has moved one step closer to the passage.

With the Senate amendments approved on Tuesday, House Bill 80 returns.

Representatives could approve changes in the Senate or call for a conference to resolve differences. Legislators have stated that swiftly changing the revised budget will be a priority in the event a COVID-19 outbreak forces lawmakers to cancel the meeting.

The measure will spend $ 26.6 billion on government funding and $ 15.6 billion more on federal funding through June 30 this year.

Legislature approves Governor Brian Kemp’s plan to add $ 567 million to the state’s K-12 school funding formula.

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