When state lawmakers convene for the 2020 legislative session, they will hit the ground running in an effort to create a balanced budget for Georgia. This will be a great challenge as state revenues have declined over recent months, says Katie Dempsey of Rome, Representative for the 13th District in the state House of Representatives. Governor Brian Kemp has requested that all state agencies get ready for four percent cuts in spending for the current fiscal year and six percent cuts to next year’s budget. Dempsey asserts that spending cuts must be handled very carefully by state legislators.
Governor Kemp is expected to roll out his version of the state budget during the first week of the 2020 legislative session, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 13th.