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Georgia tries to boost budget by lowering rent

January 29, 2003

Valdosta - The state is trying to improve its budget by lowering rent prices. All entities that rent to state agencies are being asked to keep rent the same as it was in 2002, or reduce that price.

Several state agencies such as the Department of Family and Children Services and Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia rent space in the Lowndes County Human Resources building. The county says they'll most likely keep rent at the same price, but lowering the cost could hurt their budget.

"We are very sensitive to the bind that they're in, but they're not going to solve the problem by taking funds from one government to the next," said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Public Information Officer.

Lowndes County brings in an estimated 600 thousand dollars annually in rent from state agencies.

posted at 2:40 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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