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Ga. tax revenues fall for 13 consecutive months

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Tax revenues in Georgia have declined for 13 consecutive months, meaning the state must do more with less money.

For all state employees that means three unpaid furlough days.

State representative Ed Rynders talked to WALB about facing the challenge of balancing Georgia's budget.

Though tax revenues are down, he doesn't see taxes increasing.

Under Perdue's plan the budget shrinks from by $1.2 billion to $17.4 billion.

"It's important to note that in the governor's budget education is absorbing a three percent cut, other state agencies are absorbing eight and nine percent," Rep. Ed Rynders, (R) Lee County.

One piece of good news is there has been no mention of furloughs for the 2011 budget year, which starts next July first.

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