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Georgia state legislature convenes Monday

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The State legislature also convenes Monday.

It will be a challenging session as lawmakers try to cut $2 billion from the state budget.

We talked with an Albany's State Representative Carol Fullerton about several of her priorities and the state's budget woes.

She says lawmakers will have to cut about two billion dollars from the state budget. We asked if education could be on the chopping block.

"I hope not but I'm afraid it will be, it's the largest portion of the budget then healthcare, transportation, then corrections," Rep. Carol Fullerton, (D) Albany.

More furlough days for state workers are also possible.

Representative Fullerton says another priority is securing more money for the Ray Charles Fine Arts Center at Albany State University.

Last year, money was allocated for the planning phase.

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