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October 17, 2002

Albany -- The struggling economy will force Georgia lawmakers to make some tough decisions. More major cutbacks could come next year. But Senator George Hooks says cutbacks will not be made in school classrooms.

The chairman of the Senate Appropriations committee says 53 cents of every tax dollar in Georgia goes to education.

Hooks says students will not bear the cost of hard economic times. "They will not come in the classroom. That's where the rubber meets the road. They will not be in the classroom teacher's domain. We will have to look at the top, and look there."

George Hooks is running for re-election in State Senate District 14 against Republican Tyron Elliot.

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