Daily Update March 27, 2018

Deal announces additional funding for education, transit in FY19 budget

The Appropriations Conference Committee met and formalized this morning the House and Senate agreement to the FY19 budget.  Noted by leadership of the committee is that the economy continues to improve and state revenue is strong. Revenue in the budget is adjusted upward, almost $195M. The FY19 budget reflects a conservative budget growth of 3.8%.  In this budget we are meeting  needs of people--mentioned specifically were behavioral health and children. We are fully funding the Quality Basic Education (QBE) formula, and special mention was made around raising the foster care rates. CPA foster parents and relative care will see an increase of $10  in per die rates. RBWO providers will see an increase of 2.5%.

from the Office of the Governor

Deal announces additional funding for education, transit in FY19 budget

March 27, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced an increase in the FY 2019 state revenue estimate by more than $194 million over initial projections, bringing the new revenue estimate to more than $26.2 billion. As a result, Deal amended his budget recommendation initially presented in January to include an additional $167 million for K-12 education. These funds will ensure the state is fully funding the Quality Basic Education (QBE) funding formula and providing local school systems with 100 percent of the state’s share in financing for local schools.  read more

FY19 budget amendment letter


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