Albany- Public education may suffer under the budget pushed through the state Senate by Republicans Friday, but it looks good for a Southwest Georgia college.
The $16.4 billion state budget pours more money into health care programs like Medicaid but is less generous to public schools.
"There are some concerns there that I have that if we don't watch it, it's gonna force the local school administrations to have to find money, which, in essence, the General Assembly avoids imposing a tax increase, but then the local systems are gonna have to raise taxes," said Sen. Michael Meyer Von Bremen, (D) Albany.
The budget does include $4.9 million for a new administration building at Darton College. A conference committee must now resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the bill.