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Albany leaders meet with state delegation

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Members of Albany's state legislative delegation met with local leaders Monday to develop a list of priorities to push when the General Assembly convenes next month.

Transportation projects, including the Broad Avenue Bridge, top the list. Another key concern is water. Making sure there is adequate water for people and industry in the state.

Just like last year, though, the state budget is expected to be a major problem. revenues are expected to be even lower this year, and that could cause more money problems on a state and local level.

Representative Winfred Dukes said, "One of the major concerns is one that has to do with funding. Everybody is in tight economic times and some of the things that we do as it impacts the state, impacts the city, county and school boards."

Representative Ed Rynders asked local leaders to compile a list of specific unfunded mandates that are hurting their budgets to see if he can help provide some relief.

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