Georgians will learn on Wednesday morning when Gov. Sonny Perdue unveils his state budget proposal. The state is facing an expected budget shortfall of about $2 billion for the current fiscal year. The picture could grow even more grim in the fiscal year to follow.
Georgia Republicans have been cool to the idea of tax increases to fill the gap so cuts are a certainty.
Perdue says the state is facing its first back-to-back years of shrinking revenues in five decades.
Perdue will release his budget proposal after offering a State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature