State Deficit Challenges Candidates’ Schools Plans

August 2, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — Gubernatorial candidates vowing to plow big bucks into schools and slash taxes face a sobering reality if they win election: It may be at least four years before the state can afford to do what they promise.

If then.

A new Georgia State University study obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests that without major, permanent spending cuts or revenue increases, the state faces massive budget shortfalls through at least the four-year term of the next governor. Budget shortfalls may be the new normal for state government.

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