Georgia House advances $27B state budget proposal for fiscal year 2022

The Georgia House Appropriations Committee passed a $27.2 billion state spending plan for fiscal year 2022 on Thursday.

The proposal would restore funding for education and other reductions lawmakers made to protect state coffers amid the pandemic. It also would increase spending on health care and behavioral health and add funding for new state positions.

Two budgets are passed through the General Assembly every legislative session. Lawmakers and Gov. Brain Kemp approved last month a $26.5 billion amended spending plan for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Kemp told state agencies last summer to reduce spending by 10% in fiscal
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