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Perdue blasts budget scare tactics


By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Governor Sonny Perdue blasted legislators today and vowed to protect the state's public colleges from deep cuts.

The governor said lawmakers are engaging in scare tactics and promised his administration will "not dismantle a world-class university system."

The Governor did say he supports raising tuition. He did not specify by how much. Perdue proposed 265-million dollars in higher education cuts in his budget, but says he doesn't support 300-million more suggested by some lawmakers.

Albany Senator Freddie Powell Sims says Georgia is in a deep hole and state employees should brace for across the board cuts.

"We have no new revenue sources that are being instituted although we do have some proposed bills for example the cigarette tax and hopefully the legislature will pass those bills. That would help tremendously with the budgets over the next few years," said Sen. Freddie Powell Sims, (D)-Albany.

Powell Sims says the state needs to suspend or end ineffective tax breaks. She also recommends adjusting the income tax rate.


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