State leaders prep for upcoming session

State leaders prep for upcoming session

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia legislators are preparing to go back into session next month, and the budget is the main topic of debate.

Lee County and Albany Republican Representative Ed Rynders said the governor wants a flat line state budget, with no tax increases.

Rynders said the state budget is the only bill legislators have to pass, so it always becomes the center piece of every session.

"But it's always about the budget. One phrase I've never heard, Jim, thank you, I'm fully funded.  Everybody is always looking to see what they can to enhance the services that they offer," said Rynders.

Representative Rynders said despite a seemingly improving economy, the state is still concerned by the sales tax revenue.

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