About That “Record Budget” Signed Today…

Today Governor Deal signed the FY 2017 Budget bill into law, as Lawton detailed here.

Over at PolicyBEST, we did a few videos earlier detailed some key facts that are good to know to keep the budget in perspective. While there are six in the series, these two are probably the most relevant to our audience.

In this one, we show how this “record” budget is 8% less than the 2008 (pre-recession) budget, when adjusted for inflation and population growth.

And in this one, we compare Georgia’s budget spending (and key budget category areas) to our neighboring relatively low-tax states.

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