Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has positioned himself as the conservative conscience of the Legislature, battling to control state spending.
But the budget for his taxpayer-funded office will jump 58 percent in the upcoming fiscal year, far surpassing increases in other state agencies, according to the state budget lawmakers approved last month.
Cagle argues the increase is necessary to “meet the needs of the citizens all over Georgia.”
“I’m very cognizant of the money we will spend in this office,” said Cagle, who as lieutenant governor serves as president of the Senate. “I feel like our staff in the lieutenant governor’s office is very conservative.”
Having basically defunded Mark Taylor, the GOP is now restoring the power of the Lt. Gov. and that means he needs back the money the GOP took from Taylor.
But does he really need a “jobs advocate?”