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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 25, 2019
IS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY YOUR TREAT FOR HALLOWEEN?

When I saw the category of "Other Interest, Fees & Sales" on the September State Revenue Report, I thought of a major component-"Unclaimed Property." Every year the state sets aside millions of dollars that cannot be delivered by businesses, governments and other entities and holds it in a trust as "Unclaimed Property." (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 18, 2019
GOVERNOR ISSUES FIRST NEGATIVE BUDGET INSTRUCTIONS IN SEVEN YEARS

Annually the Governor issues budget instructions to all executive agencies that establishes their amended and proposed budget parameters for the current and upcoming fiscal years. This year the instructions (available online at the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget Website available here: https://opb.georgia.gov/budget-documents/budget-instructions-current-year) covered the Governor's priorities of reforming state government to make it more responsive and accessible to citizens, improve program outcomes, and reduce costs to taxpayers. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 11, 2019
YTD REVENUES BARELY POSITIVE

It was hard to find good news in the state's September Revenue Report as the total revenue of $2.2 billion only showed a $15.7 million gain, just 0.7%. September completes the first quarter of the 2020 Fiscal Year and the revenue results so far are dismal. (More)

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