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June 18, 2007

Albany--  An organization responsible for water research across the state will now have to do it with less funding.

Governor Perdue recently redirected funding for the Flint River Water Planning and Policy Center in downtown Albany. The Albany State University-based organization along with Georgia Southern and Georgia State usually receives more than $500,000 total from the Board of Regents.

That's now changed.  The center will now be less $180,000 needed for water policy research.  Center leaders say it's a difficult situation.

"We'll be around when the next general assembly convenes. We'll make it until then and maybe we can get this thing rectified," said Doug Wilson.

For now, the center will have to get by with grants and contracts. Last week, an Albany lawmaker traveled to meet with Governor Perdue about the issue. Next week, center leaders will meet with Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to discuss funding.

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