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Senator Sims concerned about state budget

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Even though state leaders cut $2.5 billion from the upcoming year's budget, one state senator worries there may not be enough money to cover the state's basic operations.

Senator Freddie Powell Sims says legislators are still closely monitoring the state's economy long after the General Assembly session finished.  She says the transportation debate wasn't settled, but that may not matter because there may not be enough money to pay for new roads. 

"We definitely need to have a permanent revenue stream, which we don't have. Until things improve in the economy, I don't just foresee any major changes taking place in the transportation program right now."

Sims spoke at the Turner Job Corps Legislative Affairs Luncheon today about the global recession and its effects on the Georgia economy.

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