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2010 sees increased legislative cooperation

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A legislative lobbyist for the city of Albany says this year's session of the general assembly was productive and positive.



One reason for the success is simply better cooperation this year among the delegates from our area.


By working together, they were able to get money for the design of the Ray Charles Plaza. It remains in the budget for now, and hopefully will stay once the Governor signs off on the budget.

Lobbyist Rufus Montgomery credited freshman Representative Carol Fullerton with getting money for the Albany State project. The next stage, will be getting money to build it. 

"I feel particularly good about our chances of getting money for this project. Perhaps not all of it, but we're going to go for that."

Funding to build the project could come in close to $25 Million.

Other successes the delegation had this year include getting money for Darton college, and appropriations for transportation projects.

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