ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is pitching to lawmakers his plan to spend almost $3 billion more in the coming budget year.
His list includes proposed income tax rebates, pay raises for teachers, university employees and state employees, and more funding for K-12 and higher education.
State economist Jeffrey Dorfman forecasts the state can afford the spending. He says tax revenue will continue to grow after a potential flat patch later this year.
Months before elections, Kemp wants to spend $30.2 billion in the year beginning July 1.