After the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported some of the budget cut details, the Office of Planning and Budget posted plans - many of them vague - on its website.
Joint House and Senate budget hearings were held last week, but they largely consisted of economists talking about the possibility of a recession. Kelly Farr, head of Kemp's Office of Planning and Budget, told lawmakers the governor is still reviewing the budget cut plans.
However, several agencies say they will cut jobs and programs, and lawmakers expressed concern about employee morale. Farr said job cuts would not be a top priority, but that they are possible. Kemp aims to cut $200 million in spending this year and $300 million next year.
The House and Senate budget offices are now requesting copies of the unedited plans and any supporting documentation from agencies.
Cody Hall, Kemp’s spokesman, said, “Our office is currently reviewing this request.”