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Governor blasts state department of transportation

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Governor Sonny Perdue is blasting the state's transportation department, accusing the agency of breaking the law.

The State Transportation Board refused to change its accounting practices in defiance of the state auditor.

The Governor says the move is illegal and irresponsible and its hurting the state's ability to refinance $22-million in outstanding bonds for road projects.

Perdue said "I think they have made some serious mistakes, and really not just flying in the face of law, and the legislature, and the executive branch. Almost acting if they were a force unto themselves."

The Governor said he is consulting with Attorney General Thurbert Baker on the matter which he says could affect funding for the transportation department.

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