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  • Perdue Proposes $1 Billion Spending Increase (Republican spending spree)

    01/13/2005 3:38:25 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 60 replies · 963+ views
    wsb radio (Atlanta) ^ | 1/13/05 | wsb radio
    ATLANTA (AP) For the first time in two years, Gov. Sonny Perdue laid out good news to a Georgia Legislature weary of budget cuts, outlining a proposed $1 billion budget increase for next year that will put bulldozers to work on school, road and port construction projects across the state. But even as he outlined his proposed $17.4 billion spending package to a joint legislative session Wednesday night, he cautioned that the ``New Georgia'' he envisions as the first Republican governor since 1870 is one of making government an instrument to help people do more for themselves not to do...