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Kemp says $3B budget boost will bring 'a lot of good things'

Governor Brian Kemp
Posted at 2:47 PM, Jan 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 14:47:12-05

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.