Deal included $48 million to move Lanier Technical College from one end of his home county - Hall - to the other. The move is one of the governor’s pet projects, and he won support last session for a last-minute, $10 million, addition to the budget to buy land for the move. By the time the project is completed, the move could cost state taxpayers $100 million.
Overall, next year’s budget would increase $1.5 billion. More than half of that will go to road and bridge projects. Lawmakers approved a package of tax increases last session to fund the new transportation spending.
Including federal funding, state government would spend a record $47 billion in the coming fiscal year under Deal’s proposal.
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