Georgia Could Feel the Federal Freeze
(AJC) — Everything from road and port projects to school lunch programs could be affected by federal government plans to freeze or cut spending. On Tuesday night, President Obama announced a proposal for a five-year freeze on discretionary, non-security spending in hopes of slowing the growth in federal spending. Republican leaders want to do him one better, cutting back spending in those areas. Kelly McCutchen, Georgia Public Policy Foundation president, called Obama’s plan a “weak step” toward dealing with the mushrooming federal debt.