The original FY 2014 budget approved during the 2013 Session set spending at $19.9 billion. House Bill 743, the Amended FY 2014 Budget, sets spending at a slightly higher amount, $20.2 billion, based on revised revenue projections. This additional revenue of $313.9 million represents an increase of 1.57% over the original FY 2014 budget.
This budget exemplifies the spirit and intent of an “amended” budget and is limited to making only the changes needed to balance within the new revenue estimate, funding the mid-term adjustment for K-12 education, and realigning agency budgets based on need. Highlights of those changes are include in the following document:
Gov. Nathan Deal today named state Rep. Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek) to his House floor leader team, replacing Rep. Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin) who was elected state House Republican caucus chair.
As floor leader, Riley joins Rep. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville) and Rep. Chad Nimmer (R-Blackshear). The floor leaders carry the governor's legislation in the House and serve as the Governor's Office liaisons to their fellow members.
The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the Georgia General Assembly, honoring the Peach State's true conservatives.
The winners of the "ACU Conservative" award – given to those members who scored 80 percent or higher on the ACU Ratings of the Georgia General Assembly.