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Perdue applauds 2007 budget in Thomasville

May 9, 2006

Thomasville- With the Governor's signature, Georgia officialy has an 18.6 billion dollar budget in place for the upcoming fiscal year. Governor Sonny Perdue emphasized his top priority in that budget, education as he made a stop in Thomasville Tuesday. Governor Perdue addressed Rotarians and community members and spoke about the importance of putting money in the classrooms and providing a four percent across the board increase for teachers.

"A billion and a quarter more revenue for Georgia, 72 percent of it going towards education from pre K all the way through K through 12 technical and adult, and our university system. It's a powerful statement that we put our money where our mouth is, education is important," said Gov. Sonny Perdue, (R) Georgia.

Revenues in the 2007 budget will increase by 1.24 billion dollars, and 72 percent of that money will be spent on education.

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