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Regime change may affect projects

November 6, 2002

Albany-- A question on many minds is: How the changes in office affect the major projects underway in Southwest Georgia?

Just one example, $5 million in state funds is still needed to complete the Albany State University stadium. And now, some worry the change in Governor and in many legislative seats will stop that money from coming to Albany.

Mayor Tommy Coleman says the project may face obstacles. And, what about the proposed National Cancer Institute in Albany, set aside by Governor Barnes. "These projects may be in danger if the new Republican Governor doesn't come onboard," says Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman. "But, we don't expect to have a poor relationship with the newly elected officials."

Coleman says the city plans to work with lawmakers, no matter their party, to make sure the Albany projects continue to receive state funding.

posted at 2:45PM by dave.miller@walb.com