tate legislators are proposing deep cuts to Gov. Sonny Perdue’s key initiatives in order to set aside money to keep the state’s embattled health insurance program for poor children afloat.
And lawmakers say a new worry has them pinching pennies: damage from the tornadoes that plowed through South Georgia late last week.
“We don’t know how much that will be but it could be substantial,” Rep. Ben Harbin, chairman of the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee, said in an interview.
Perdue’s proposals have emerged as early casualties of the twin budget pressures.